Household Support Fund

Household Support Fund

Household Support Fund 2023/24

We have received funding from the UK Government's Household Support Fund.

This funding will be used to support our residents in the following ways over the course of the year April 2023 to March 2024:


Free School Meal Vouchers for School Holidays

We will provide children entitled to free school meals with food vouchers for

  • Easter School Holidays 2023
  • May Half Term 2023
  • Summer School Holidays 2023
  • October Half Term 2023
  • Christmas School Holidays 2023/24
  • February Half Term 2024


Cost of Living Scheme "Top Up"

The Council is using the fund to support residents receiving Housing Benefit who are not entitled to the full £900 cost of living payment from the Government, paid over 3 instalments between summer 2023 and March 2024.

If you are eligible, the Revenues and Benefits department will contact you in February / March 2024 to explain your next entitlement and how it will be paid.

Depending on the individual's circumstances, the payments will be between £400 and £700 ​and paid over instalments between summer 2023 and March 2024.


Hardship payments for residents in significant financial difficulty.

This funding has now been spent and is now closed to new applications.


Support of localised Cost of Living and discretionary schemes.

Funding is also being used to support local cost of living and discretionary schemes being delivered by Newcastle City Council.


Other support available

If you need extra support to help with the Cost of Living you can contact our Welfare and Wellbeing Team


There is a range of information about the support available for people and families during the Cost of Living


If you have experienced a crisis or disaster you may be able to apply for support through our Crisis Support Scheme.


Holiday Activities and Food Programme for families in Newcastle to help children, young people and their parents during the school holidays.


Further information on the support available to help you with the cost of living, can be found on the UK Government's cost of living hub Cost of living support.


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