Funding has been made available by the government’s Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) to support vulnerable Blackpool residents who are struggling with rising living costs.
The Household Support Fund is a national scheme which will run until 31 March 2024 (subject to funding availability) to provide support to vulnerable households in most need of help with significantly rising living costs.
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In Blackpool the Household Support Fund can help by providing short term financial support to meet immediate needs and help residents who are struggling to meet household energy costs.
An award of £200 will be made to qualifying households of one or two people (including children) and £300 to qualifying households of three or more people (including children).
If successful, awards will be paid directly to your energy provider and will appear as a credit on your bill or pre-payment electric or gas meter.
Household members must be permanent residents and registered for council tax at the address.
Children must be permanent residents of the address and have Child Benefit in payment at the address.
The council will carry out checks to confirm household members.