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 31st March 2023 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 households 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, blankets, bedding, school uniforms.
  • Purchase of equipment, including fridges, freezers and ovens

How do I access support?

To access support, residents should contact one of our partners who are distributing the fund on the councils behalf.

Participating Partners

Funding has been awarded to the following partners to provide support to their clients:

  • Herts Mind Network
  • South West Herts Partnership
  • HABs Family Support Service 

If you are being supported by one of these services please contact your case worker.

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

Other support 

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

Debt and benefit support contact Citizens Advice Service Three Rivers.

A range of information and support to help with cost of living can be found here.

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