About the Household Support Fund

The government announced in September 2021 that a new Household Support Fund grant will be created to support those most in need this winter.

Vulnerable households in Medway can now access the support fund to help them with essential household costs over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Through the Household Support Fund, eligible Medway residents can apply up to 3 times between October 2021 and 31 March 2022.

The fund can be used for:

  • food
  • energy and water
  • essentials linked to energy and water
  • transport-related costs
  • housing costs in exceptional circumstances
  • wider essentials such as
    • phone bills
    • broadband
    • clothing
    • other eligible items under the Household Support Fund guidance not covered by the above categories.

The fund is available for those who are considered not eligible for public funds. You will be able to apply for support for up to 3 things per application.

The fund is a fixed amount and once it has been spent, no further payments will be made.

Read the eligibility criteria.

Apply for support.

What we can award and how.