The Household Support Fund (HSF) is a Central Government fund to help people in need pay for food and fuel. 

Applications have now closed.

This funding was administered by Forum Central for organisations to distribute to the people they support, particularly those in Communities of Interest including; culturally diverse groups, people with mental ill health (including Young People), people with learning disabilities, physical or sensory impairments and older people.

Funding was distributed through grants of up to £1,000 and £5,000. 

Forum Central working closely with partners including Leeds Community Anchor Network and Leeds Food Aid Network to enable the Household Support Fund (HSF) to support vulnerable people to access to fuel and food.

There are examples of the impact this funding has had on people’s lives:

“One person who benefited from the food voucher was able to attend a hospital appointment. They would have spent their money on food and not on travel if we had not been able to support them with their budgeting in this way”. Barca