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Household Support Fund

Applications to the third round of funding, provided by the Department for Work and Pensions are planned to re-open online on the following dates:
1st December 2022 – 9AM Online applications have now closed due to volume received
3rd January 2023 – 9AM
1st February 2023 – 9AM

Online applications will close if a high volume of applications are received in month to enable processing to be completed and to avoid oversubscription to the fund.

If you are unable to use online forms or do not have access to the internet
Drop in support sessions are available each Tuesday morning, 9am-12:30pm, and on Thursdays 9am-4:30pm on Level 1 of Tameside One (above Ashton library), Market Ground, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 0GS.

All applicants are required to provide:

  • A bank statement from the last three months, confirming your address in Tameside
  • National Insurance Numbers and income details for all household members
Please read all of the information on this web page, then click here to apply:


Support requests can be made to the below categories: 


£35 per person in household

If emergency support is needed a link to Food Banks is available further down this page

Energy & Water

£200 per household

To support with energy & water bills

Essentials linked to Energy & Water

£50 per person in household

Includes, but not limited to, sanitary products, warm clothing, blankets & essential household equipment (where this cannot be sourced through other provision).

Wider Essentials / Household Costs

Assessed on application

Applicants can apply for one off payments in exceptional cases of genuine emergency, where all other avenues of support have been considered and/or exhausted. 

This additional funding is extremely limited and will take additional time to process.

This is a limited, fixed fund available until 31st March 2023 or when funds are exhausted.  Please note: this is not an emergency fund and a number of checks are required before assessment can be completed. You will receive notification once your application has been processed, or if any further information is required.

For further information and Guidance on the Household Support Fund visit

To contact the Household Support Fund team please email


Other Support

If you need access to support immediately a list of Food Banks is available by clicking on this link: Food banks and community pantries (

Helping Hand Tameside can help you find local support services to give you a helping hand with the cost of living, your mental health and wellbeing: A Helping Hand- Financial, Wellbeing and Benefit support in Tameside

To contact Customer Services please email or call 0161 342 8355