Worcestershire Household Support Fund

Worcestershire Household Support Fund

Following a recent government announcement, a new Household Support Fund has been made available to those most in need this winter and through until the end of March 2022.

£3.9million has been allocated to support people in need in Worcestershire and will help support those who may struggle with their bills this winter.

Up to 50% of the funding must be ringfenced to support families with children under 19.

In Worcestershire, support provided countywide is:

  • Food vouchers for those in receipt of free school meals which will be managed through the schools.
  • Support with energy bills and essentials linked to energy will be provided through Act on Energy for those residents meeting certain criteria. The online application form for support is now live on the website WORCESTERSHIRE HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT FUND – Act On Energy

In addition, local district councils have also set up a range of provision to provide support to vulnerable residents.

There is a dedicated webpage which summarises the support available Household Support Fund | Worcestershire Winters Well | Worcestershire County Council.

Below are the relevant contact details to signpost to about the support available in the districts.

District Organisation Contact
Bromsgrove Citizens Advice Redditch and Bromsgrove https://www.cabr.org.uk/; 01527 881288;
0808 278 7890
Redditch Citizens Advice Redditch and Bromsgrove https://www.cabr.org.uk/; 01527 64252;
0808 278 7890
Malvern Citizens Advice South Worcestershire citizensadvicesw.org.uk; 0808 278 7891;

01684 563611

Worcester City Worcester City Council Coronavirus – Worcester City Council

01905 722233

Wyre Forest Wyre Forest District Council Household support fund | Wyre Forest District Council (wyreforestdc.gov.uk)

01562 732928

Wychavon Worcestershire County Council – Here2Help Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – Wychavon District Council

Here2Help Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Worcestershire County Council

01905 768053 then press option 3.