Household Support Fund (Spring 2023)

The Government announced a further £421m nationally to extend the Household Support Fund Scheme to help people with food and energy bills over winter.

During October 2022 to March 2023, the Household Support Fund in Southampton will provide support to vulnerable residents as follows: 

  • Help for pupils eligible for Free School Meals over the October 2022 and February 2023 half-terms and over the Christmas holiday
  • Help for low-income households via an online Southampton Household Support Fund application scheme

Our online Southampton Household Support Fund application scheme has now closed to new applications. This is due to high volumes of applications and limited funding.

If you have recently submitted an application to Southampton Household Support Fund please be aware that it is currently taking one calendar month for us to process them. Please do not contact us during this period. If you have been waiting longer than one calendar month, please email

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