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Household Support Fund (find out more and apply)

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If you are making an application please ensure you complete all sections of the application form correctly and supply relevant evidence.

More information on what you need to apply is available under the 'how to apply' tab.

You must highlight how you are specifically experiencing financial hardship.

Your eligibility

  • I am a resident in Gloucestershire
  • I am aged 16 years or older
  • Pensionable age, Family (with or without children)

More about your circumstances

  • I am using or have used a mental health service or members of my family have
  • I am a care leaver
  • I am or have been a child in care (looked after child)
  • I have a social worker
  • Me or my family have had, or currently have a social worker and are on a Child in Need Plan or on a Child Protection Plan?
  • My child(ren) get Free School Meals (FMS) or previously have
  • My child(ren) has or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Me or my family receive support from early help or families first plus (my plan, my plan+)
  • Have you previously applied for any of our previous grants before (including children’s fund, emergency living grant, COVID Winter Grant or COVID Local Support Grant)
  • What is your employment status
  • I am pregnant
  • I have a child with a disability
  • I have a child needing a specialist diet
  • I have a disability
  • I am struggling to afford food and essential items
  • I am a carer (please specify who for

Your financial circumstances

  • Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child tax Credit
  • Working tax credit
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Carers Allowance
  •  Winter Fuel Payment
  •  Warm Home Discount Scheme
  • Child tax credit income, applied for UC and awaiting payment
  • Other
Page updated: 05/04/2022 Page updated by: GCC

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