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Household support fund

The household support fund (HSF) offers help to Derbyshire residents facing financial hardship by providing grants and other financial support.

The money is provided to us by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). 

Following 2 previous allocations of HSF funding from the DWP, a third was made available for use up to 31 March 2023. All payments and financial support provided had to be awarded before the third allocation of the fund closed at the end of March 2023.

The DWP have announced a further Household Support Fund award to cover the period April 2023 to March 2024 and we will share information about how this will be distributed on this webpage in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, emergency financial help and support is available from the Derbyshire Discretionary Fund, which can award eligible residents up to 3 emergency cash payments (ECP) over 12 months.