Issue details

Household Support Fund April 2023 to March 2024

To consider a report of the Director of Children's Services, to outline the proposed approach for allocation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Household Support Fund Extension across Hampshire for the period April 2023 to March 2024. The report seeks approval from the Executive Lead Member for 12 months of spend and grant funding to organisations in support of vulnerable households via the connect4communities programme.

The DWP expectation is that the grant should primarily be used to support households in the most need, particularly those not eligible for the other support Government has recently made available but who are nevertheless in need. The Fund is intended to cover a wide range of low-income households in need including families with children of all ages, pensioners, unpaid carers, care leavers and disabled people who would otherwise struggle with energy bills, food and water bills.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant impact on more than one Division;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/04/2023

Decision due: 11 May 2023 by Executive Lead Member for Children's Services

Lead director: Director of Children's Services

Contact: Suzanne Smith Email:

Consultation process