Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund (Round 4) has now come to an end.

If you submitted an application for Housing Costs before 1 April 2024, your application will still be considered.

We will update this webpage with information in relation to the Household Support Fund (Round 5) as soon as possible.

The UK Government has funded a scheme to help those most in need with the significantly rising cost of living.

This funding covers the period 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 inclusive.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are responsible for administering Housing Cost applications to the Household Support Grant if you live within our two districts. You may be able to access the fund if you are struggling to pay your rent and service charges.

The eligible spend for this fund does not include help towards mortgage costs. If you are struggling with your mortgage payments, you must contact your lender directly to discuss your options. If you are experiencing any threat of homelessness please make contact with the Housing Solutions team at the contact number below.

Applications for help with Housing Costs from the Household Support Grant will be assessed by a Financial Inclusion Officer, they will make direct contact with you either by telephone or email to gather the information they require, you will be asked to provide proof of eligibility and evidence of your financial circumstances.

To make an application, please contact Housing Solutions on 0300 123 4000 (option 3) for further information or complete the online form below.

Apply for household support fund

Download more information about the Household Support Fund. If you would prefer a paper copy, please contact us.

Help with energy, water, and food bills

You must make an application to Suffolk Local Welfare Assistance Scheme, administered by Suffolk County Council. If you need help to apply, a partner organisation, such as Citizens Advice, can assist you in submitting your application..

Please visit the Cost of living support section of Suffolk County Council's website for more information.