Household Support Fund

The government have provided Household Support Funding to local authorities for the period 1 April 2024 to 30 September 2024.

The funding will be spent in Leeds as follows:

Helping low-income households with energy and food costs

A payment will be made to households living in Leeds who are in receipt of Council Tax Support. Households must be in receipt of Council Tax Support on 24 June 2024 to qualify for an award. The payment will be either £100 to households with dependant children or £25 to households without dependant children. The award will be based on information held on the Council Tax Support claim. These payments will be made throughout July 2024 and we will be in direct contact with anyone who is eligible.

Learn more about Council Tax Support.

Emergency help

Additional funding will be available to residents who need emergency support with the costs of food, energy or household items. 

Residents can contact the Local Welfare Support Scheme on 0113 376 0330. 

Find more information about help with food and bills

The Local Welfare Support Scheme is an emergency scheme which provides support in a time of crisis and is restricted to one application within any 12 month period.

Funding the voluntary and community sector

We are funding voluntary and community organisations across the district so they can support vulnerable people who are in need and have a low income with the costs of energy, food and essential household items. This includes extra funding to increase the supply of food to local food aid providers.

Funding has been given to the following organisations:

You can search for emergency food support available near you using the Food Aid Provision Map 2024.

Additional support

Funding is available to council services supporting vulnerable, low-income households so that they can offer additional financial support where appropriate. Residents cannot apply for this support directly.

The Leeds Money Information Centre provides information about how you can access free, confidential and impartial help and advice on a range of money related matters such as debt, money, energy and utilities.


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