Norfolk Household Support Fund
The Norfolk Household Support Fund (funded through the Norfolk County Council Cost of Living Support Scheme) is returning to help with the rising costs of household utility bills. This round of funding can support any households who are particularly vulnerable to increasing energy costs. This funding is not means tested but the organisation will need to have an understanding of the applicant’s circumstances before applying.
The Household Support Fund has been created to provide a straightforward route for frontline Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to deliver vital and immediate financial support with utility bills.
This funding is to complement the existing support provided through your services, which should include signposting and provision of information to those who are particularly vulnerable to the increasing cost of living.
*Parish Council Applicants – please note, only Parish Councils with General Power of Competence are able to distribute funds to individuals.
Norfolk VCSE organisations can apply for grants with a maximum value of £50 per household, who have been identified as particularly vulnerable to the cost of living crisis, to help with the cost of household energy bills and other regular utility bills.
Household utility bills are defined as regular outgoing payments made to keep a household running. For more information on the fund please see our FAQs.
This funding has been made possible by Norfolk County Council working with the Department of Work & Pensions.
We understand you may be working with individuals and families whose needs exceed utilities support – the Norfolk Assistance Scheme may be able to help www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/support-for-living-independently/money-and-benefits/norfolk-assistance-scheme
The fastest route to access the Norfolk Assistance Scheme is online using the link above, or if applying online is not possible, call 01603 223392 (option 5).
Call for Applications
up to £10,000
31 March 2023 – 12:00pm
Who can apply?
Charity, Faith organisation, Parish/Town Council, Social Enterprise/CIC, and Voluntary/Community Group
Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, and South Norfolk