Household Support Fund

About the Household Support Fund

The Government has extended the Household Support Fund to support those in need with food and utility bills.

We are here to help residents who are struggling financially. Our new voucher scheme is now open for applications for vouchers up to £80. One voucher per household will be issued per application.

Applications will only be accepted where there is a gap of two months between each application. Households can apply twice between 9 May 2023 and 29 March 2024 when the scheme is due to close. (The scheme may close early if funds are exhausted).

To be eligible for a voucher you must:

  • Reside in the Peterborough City Council area
  • Be over the age of 18

You must also meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be in receipt of, or in the process of applying for, any means tested benefit or allowance.
    For example:
    • universal credit
    • income support
    • child tax benefits
    • personal independent payment
    • disability living allowance

  2. Be living in a low-income household and have no savings. A low-income household is defined as:
    • A single person earning less than £25,500 per year
    • Those living as a couple earning a combined income of less than £43,400
      - includes those living in houses of multiple occupancy.

Applying for the household support fund voucher

We are proud to be working in partnership with Citizens Advice Peterborough who are managing this part of the scheme on behalf of Peterborough City Council.

To apply please call 01733 447933.

Phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am until 4pm (not including bank holidays). (Please note: we expect a high demand. Please don't give up if you can't get through on the first try).

Additional Support

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School Holiday Voucher Scheme

Funding to directly award those eligible for free school meals vouchers to cover the holiday periods.

Find out more on our Holiday Voucher Scheme

You can apply online for free school meals (opens online form).

The Government is also running a range of schemes to support people

Please click on links before for further information and to apply:

Detailed eligibility requirements for the Cost of Living Payments can be found at:

Cost of Living Payment - GOV.UK (

Further details on the Energy Bills Support Scheme can be found at:

Energy Bills Support Scheme explainer - GOV.UK (

Eligibility requirements for the Council Tax Rebate and information on the associated £144m Discretionary Fund can be found at:

The council tax rebate 2022-23 – billing authority guidance - GOV.UK (