Please note:

You will be asked to provide documents including proof of benefits, a recent bank statement, energy bills and ID (photos, scanned documents, screen grab or pdfs are all okay). If your household has savings of more than £10,000 you are not eligible to apply.

Welcome to the BCP Household Support Fund webpage

The Household Support Fund (HSF) is funded by the government and administered by BCP Council. The fund is designed to provide short-term financial support to vulnerable households who are struggling to afford household essentials this summer.

Citizens Advice BCP are managing HSF applications for BCP Council residents.

Vouchers will be issued to residents who meet the eligibility criteria.

Before applying:

The HSF is available to eligible households only. To apply, you will need to complete the online application form (see below) and have your documents ready to upload.

A household with savings above £10,000 will not be eligible.

Please note that if you live in a household with other adult(s) or non-dependants you will also need to provide evidence of their address and income.

If you need help completing the application form, you can ask a family member or support worker to do this for you. However, it is important to understand that the voucher will only be paid to the named applicant.

Your local Citizens Advice office or your local library may also be able to help you complete your application.

Details of how to access to find your nearest Citizens Advice office can be found here: https://www.citizensadvicebcp.org.uk/

About Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides free, confidential support and advice to help people find a way forward. We can help with advice on the following: benefits, debt, energy, housing, employment, food insecurity and other charitable help.

Citizens Advice BCP can be contacted by calling the Adviceline on 0808 278 7939 or visit your local office website: https://www.citizensadvicebcp.org.uk/

Citizens Advice BCP is a member of the National Citizens Advice network and are Joint Data Controllers with National Citizens Advice for all the information that you provide, and which is held on our systems. Our Privacy Policy can be viewed here: https://www.citizensadvicebcp.org.uk/

Apply to the Household Support Fund:

Applications open on 6th June 2022. There is a limited time to apply and there are eligibility guidelines. Please ensure you have your most recent bank statements and ID available to provide to us.

Once clicking on the ‘submit’ button on the form below, please scroll down to the bottom of this page to check if your form has been submitted.

Apply Here