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Support from the Government

Here you can find out information and links to government webpages that provide more information and support for the cost of living crisis.

Household Support Fund - Summer Voucher Scheme

Funded by the UK government, the Household Support Fund scheme supports vulnerable Kent households in need of help with significantly rising living costs. 

If you qualify and are successful, your household will be issued with vouchers to the value of £100 which can be redeemed towards food.

There is a limited amount of funding available for this scheme and funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, with only one award per household

Applications will close on Thursday 14 September 2023 or when the allocated funds are used up.

To find out more about eligibility and to apply visit KCC's Household Support Fund page.

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born before 26 September 1956 you could get between £250 and £600, known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’, to help you pay your heating bills. 

The amount you receive includes a ‘Pensioner Cost of Living Payment’ (which is between £150 and £300). This is in addition to any other Cost of Living Payments you receive with your benefit or tax credits.

Find out more information about the Winter Fuel Payment.

Help with childcare costs

Find out more information about help with childcare costs.

Help for Households campaign

See what support is available to help with the cost of living and how to save money.