Household Support Fund

Lancaster City Council Community Connectors have now commenced the administration and delivery of a one-off fund from the Department for Work and Pensions which has been distributed to county and unitary authorities.

Lancashire County Council have allocated £360,000 to Lancaster City Council to administer across the district to those facing financial hardship.

The Household Support Fund is available to help those in our district who are struggling financially this winter. Through an application, support can be provided to residents of the Lancaster district to help pay for:

  • increasing energy charges and water rates
  • household appliances
  • housing costs (not mortgage or rent costs)
  • and an offer for an 8 week food voucher membership scheme for food, toiletries, blankets & clothes and which can provide around £25-£30 a week

Online applications opened on Monday 22nd November 2021 and can be accessed via the following link on the Lancaster City Council website:

Should you have any concerns or require support in accessing the fund, alternatively you can attend one of the Fund’s planned mobile events or call the fund administration on 01524 582000 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Should you require support in placing an application to the fund, contact the school with your requirements and we will be happy to help you.