Shropshire Council

Household Support Fund

Shropshire has been given a grant of £4.1 million from the Government's £842 million national Household Support Fund (HSF) Grant Scheme. This money is to help support people who are struggling to cope with the cost of energy and the cost of living increases.

This grant runs from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 and is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions. Councils decide how this funding is used within their area based on the population needs and in line with guidance set out by central government.

The money will be used to help those most in need including large families or single income families with children of all ages, people with disabilities, pensioners, care leavers, people with caring duties and people who may not be eligible for the other support that the Government has recently made available but who are also in need.

We are working with partner organisations to decide the way the grant will support Shropshire residents to make sure it gets to those who need it most. We will share details of the scheme when the delivery plan is agreed.