Erewash Borough Council

Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund (HSF) was originally provided to the County Council by the Department for Work and Pensions to cover the period October 2021 to the end of March
2022. In the Spring Statement the Chancellor announced further HSF funds to cover the summer period up to 30 September.

The additional £5.4m Household Support Fund will complement the existing financial support measures available, including those from the Derbyshire Discretionary Fund.

All payments provided by the extension fund must be made by the end of September 2022.

Household Support Fund Grants - £1.2m

Households facing financial hardship can now apply to the Household Support Fund for help towards their food, energy and essential living costs.

Payments will be worth £64 per household plus an extra £20 will be provided for each partner/spouse and any dependent children.

A maximum of two payments will be available from the fund between April and September 2022.

As an example, the fund could provide a couple with two children with a payment worth up to £124.

This new money is in addition to the existing Derbyshire Discretionary Fund scheme, which allows eligible residents to receive up to three Emergency Cash Payments (ECP) over 12 months.

This means that an eligible household who has already received the maximum of three payments from the ECP scheme and is facing hardship this summer, could now apply to the Household Support Fund for additional financial support. Any Household Support Fund Grants previously awarded to a household as part of the first HSF period (Oct 2021 to Mar 2022) do not count towards the maximum two payments available from April to September 2022.

Full details about the fund are available on the Derbyshire County Council website. Find out more at