Lancashire Household Support Fund launched

*Please note - this Fund is managed by Lancashire County Council not the Community Foundation for Lancashire

Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions to support those most in need this winter during the final stages of economic recovery. The Fund runs from 6 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

This Fund can be used to help towards the cost of:

Support available

The county council has already planned to support benefits eligible recipients of free school meals over key holiday periods with over £3m available to support this.  The holiday periods included October Half Term, and will include the two weeks over Christmas/New Year and February Half Term.

If you are a parent or carer of a child attending school (5 to 16-year-old) you will receive an electronic shopping voucher from your child's school.

Children in early years (2 to 4-year-old) will receive an electronic shopping voucher by post and college aged pupils (16 to 18) will receive the same level of funding via their college. Each recipient will receive the equivalent of £15 per week, giving a total of £60 over the four weeks of holidays.

If you are eligible, and have any questions, please speak to your child's educational setting.

Support in your district

Supporting local priorities all 12 District Councils are supporting residents and further details, such as eligibility or enquiries can be found via the links below.

Burnley Borough Council

Chorley Borough Council

Fylde Borough Council

Hyndburn Borough Council

Lancaster City Council

Pendle Borough Council

Preston City Council

Ribble Valley Borough Council

Rossendale Borough Council

South Ribble Borough Council - email

West Lancashire Borough Council

Wyre Borough Council


For any other enquiries please visit your district council website for more information or contact them directly, if they are unable to resolve your enquiry then you can contact Lancashire County Council:


Tel: 0300 123 6701

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