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Household Support Fund

The application process for Household Support Fund closed as of 31st March 2023

Household Support Fund 

The Department for Work and Pensions have announced an extension of the Household support fund to be made available to Councils in England to help with significant rising living costs. It is intended to help those who do not have enough resources to meet immediate short term needs and require assistance with essential items over the coming months.

In line with national guidance, the new phase will be prioritising and targeting support to people who have not been eligible for income related benefits and who have not had any other government cost of living support to date.

Support available

In Chorley we have developed our approach to distribute this funding by working collectively in partnership with our community organisations and voluntary groups to provide support whilst also linking residents with wider support.

The fund will help with short-term living costs such as food, energy, and essential items.  The scheme will also signpost you to other sources of advice and assistance. 

The fourth round of the Household Support Fund is in progress and details will be published on this page as soon as they become available in May

For information or support with the cost of living - visit

If you need additional help or have further questions please contact Chorley Council on 01257 515151 or email and use the description "household support fund" in your email.

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