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Household Support Fund

 

Three Rivers District Council have received funding from the UK Governments new Household Support Fund, which aims to help families and households most in need this winter. The fund is designed to help ease financial pressures on residents by providing short-term help over the winter period 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 31 March 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?

The council are working with our partner organisations to provide this support to residents and identify those most in need. If you think you may be entitled to a payment based on the criteria outlined above please register your interest here. If you are unable to complete the application online please call 01923 776611.

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

Other support 

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.