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Applications are open now for the latest round of the Household Support Fund

Applications are open now for the latest round of the Household Support Fund.

Wyre residents can make an application using the online form at from Monday 3 June and the scheme closes on the 30 September 2024 or before if funding is spent.

Wyre Council has received just over £400,000 from Lancashire County Council for the latest Household Support Fund. The Household Support Fund can provide short-term financial help for people struggling to pay for essentials such as food, heating and water. Over the past 3 years, the Council has supported thousands of economically vulnerable families, paying out over £2,234,000 in the form of supermarket vouchers, Post Officer vouchers and cash payments. As well as helping families, the Council is also supporting 7 local foodbanks and a domestic violence charity. Many of these organisations would not be able to offer the services they do without the funding of the Household Support Fund.

The fund is aimed at assisting households that are experiencing financial difficulties due to the increasing costs of living, such as bills for energy and water, food, and wider essentials. Eligibility for this support is not restricted to those receiving benefits, but it is intended for those who are encountering financial hardship.

How to apply?

Our Household Support Fund application form is open on our website now. To apply and learn more, please visit

The Household Support Fund scheme will be available to eligible Wyre residents to 30 September 2024, but depending on demand the fund may close earlier, so it is encouraged that residents seek support early.

How will the latest funding be spent in Wyre?

Care leavers – £4,000

Vouchers will be provided to Wyre care leavers as per guidance from the Household Support Fund.

Other council schemes - £180,000

Targeted support for low-income households with children and disabled pensioners.

Help to local organisations - £130,000

Funding to be provided to local organisations who provide wide support to reach all areas of communities.

Help towards homelessness and housing support - £14,500

Support towards sustainable tenancies for those who are not eligible for any other housing grants.

Discretionary support scheme - £48,000

Application-based for residents facing hardship with energy bills, food etc. Residents will be able to choose to receive either a supermarket voucher or energy voucher.

Contingency and Administration expenses - £33,000

Funding set aside in case of emergency or unexpected situations and scheme administration expenses.

Apply and learn more about the Household Support Fund

Published: 3rd June 2024

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