Household Support Fund


Three Rivers District Council have received funding from the UK Governments Household Support Fund, which aims to help families and households most in need. The fund is designed to help ease financial pressures on residents by providing short-term help with food, fuel bills and other essentials to those who need it.

A proportion of the fund will be ring-fenced to support households with children. The funding scheme runs until 30 September 2022 or until all funds have been allocated, whichever is the earlier. 

Three Rivers District Council are working with local partners and organisations to provide this support to residents on the council’s behalf.

The Household Support Fund provides assistance to individuals and families who live in Three Rivers and are:

  • Suffering from either food or fuel poverty
  • Facing immediate financial difficulties
  • Struggling to pay essential household bills

The grant can help households who may struggle to pay for basic living costs this winter, through providing support with:

  • Food vouchers
  • Energy/ utility and water bills
  • Essentials linked to the above, e.g. sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, bedding, school uniforms.
  • Purchase of equipment, including fridges, freezers and oven

How do I access support?

Applications for the support are currently closed. Please contact Herts Help on 0300 123 4044 or email

You can find out more about the National scheme by visiting here. 

Sharing of Information with Partners 

A number of our partners are administering the fund on behalf of Three Rivers District Council.

  • Thrive tenants completed forms will be sent to Citizens Advice Service to process the request
  • Watford Community Housing tenants completed forms will be sent to Watford Community Housing to process the request
  • Catalyst Housing Housing tenants completed forms will be sent to Catalyst Housing to process the request
  • Other housing association tenants, Private rented tenants, home owners completed forms will be processed by the Councils Community Partnership Team.

Other support 

CAPs Money Course provides help with budgeting, money management and help get in more control control of your finances. 

If you are in crisis, call HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044 who may be able to help. If support is available, this will be based on your current situation and you may be asked some questions about your financial situation.

To find out more about other services of support available both locally and nationally please click here.