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Help and financial support for residents

Household support fund

Last year the government launched a new support fund to help those who need it most, including for example, through small grants to meet daily needs such as food, clothing, and utilities. Residents did not need to apply for the fund, funding was distributed based on need.

In his spring statement in March 2022 the chancellor announced additional funding for the household support fund. We are still waiting for details of what this will mean for residents and how much additional funding will be available.

Read more about the household support fund in Gateshead.

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