If you cannot afford essentials such as food, energy bills or housing, you may be eligible for a payment from the government-funded, Household Support Fund.
You can apply for one of 3 payment options depending on your circumstances. If you get benefits, they will not be affected if you get a payment from the fund.
Who can apply
Payment A: Reference HSF A
You can apply for a £500 payment if all the following criteria apply.
- You’re in severe financial hardship
- You have not received a Cost of Living Payment from the government
- You have a low income and are claiming at least one benefit
Payment B: Reference HSF B
You can apply for a £300 payment if all the following criteria apply.
- You're in severe financial hardship
- You're not eligible for the government’s £900 Cost of Living Payment
- You are either a pensioner who has a low income and does not receive Pension Credit, or you're of working age and do not receive benefits
Payment C: Reference HSF C
You can apply for a payment of between £200 to £500 if you’re in severe financial hardship and one of the following applies:
- You're a single person or a couple without children
- You're a pensioner, disabled person or carer with or without children
How to apply
If you're eligible for payment A, B or C you can refer yourself to our Money Advice Service.
If you have difficulty completing the form, please phone us on 020 7974 4444 option 9 and we'll book an in-person appointment for you.
Government-funded supermarket vouchers will be posted to families living in Camden who receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support with children up to the age of 18. Any child attending a Camden school and receiving free school meals will also receive vouchers.
Families will receive:
- £15 per eligible child in November 2023
- £30 per eligible child in December 2023
- £15 per eligible child in February 2024
- £30 per eligible child in March 2024
Apply to the Cost of Living Crisis Fund
If you’re in severe financial hardship, you can also apply for up to £500 from the Cost of Living Crisis Fund.