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Household Support Fund

Published on Wed Nov 30 2022

Burnley Council is writing to eligible households about a new household support fund. The money is provided to councils by the Department of Work and Pension (DWP).

Councillor Sue Graham, executive member for finance and performance said:  

“At the start of this year, we gave supermarket vouchers to low-income families with children. Then in the summer, help was offered to low-income pensioner households, and households that get a disability band reduction on their council tax. This December we are opening a new scheme. This will begin by targeting low income households containing a child under the age of 5 years old.” 

There is no application process so there is no need to contact the council about the fund. Burnley Council will send out letters to all eligible households over a 6-week period starting from December 2022. 

To collect a payment, the letter can be taken, along with a form of identification, to any post office branch. Subject to fund availability, the value will be £90. This is a one-off payment, and only one payment is being made per household.