Household Support Fund
The Household Support Fund 4 (HSF4) is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Government to local authorities to support families with children and individuals most in need. The HS4 Fund scheme runs from April 2023 to March 2024.
The Household Support Fund 4 online summer food voucher form is now closed for applications.
How does the scheme work?
Financial support will be provided in the following ways for eligible Derby households:
Free school meals
- Households with children receiving free school meals will be supported during the term breaks. This will continue to be distributed as voucher codes, through schools as part of the HSF4 scheme.
- Since April 2023, we have issued £500,000 of food vouchers to over 4700 families in need. This is now closed and will be reopening in late autumn. Until this time neither the Council or our partner organisations will be able to accept new applications for support until the new scheme opens.
The fund also provides financial support for up to 40 local services and organisations across the city to further develop a community led cost of living support network that includes a warm welcome, hot meal, help towards energy cost as well as help accessing other cost of living support. More details will follow shortly.
The fund provide access to financial support for help with energy costs. This support will be available later in the Autumn through the Warm Welcome Hubs across the city.