Household Support Fund 2023 to 2024

A new Household Support Fund for 2023 to 2024 was announced by the UK government earlier this year.

We have been allocated £5.469 million for 2023 to 2024. We are matching the government grant from the Household Support Fund to create a Cost of Living Fund 2023 to 2024 worth almost £12m.

We have a wide discretion on how to use our allocation so that it can take account of local needs and priorities.

More information about the Household Support Fund can be found on the UK Government website.

Previous Household Support Fund rounds

We have received an allocation of £2.73m for each of the first three rounds of the Household Support Fund. We used our allocation to help vulnerable low-income households pay for higher energy bills and to provide holiday-free school meals for all eligible children attending Southwark schools

In 2022, we merged our allocation from the government’s Household Support Fund with other government grants and topped those up with council funding to create a Southwark Cost of Living Fund. We have done the same this year to create a new Cost of Living Fund for 2023 to 2024.

Page last updated: 20 February 2024

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