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Household Support Fund 5

Published on 12 April 2024 08:42 AM

The Household Support Fund 5 is now open, please call now to check if you are eligible, for this help and for longer term income maximisation support.


Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough continue to work in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, administering the Household Support Fund 5 for Cambridgeshire residents aged 65 and over

We offer support for pensioners living in Cambridgeshire who are struggling financially.

Eligibility Criteria  

  • Born on or before 31st April 1958
  • £24, 876 per single person living alone, £34,494 per couple/joint application
  • Savings of up to £16,000 only 
  • The support is set at 2 claims of £110 per person/Household

Receiving the Support

  • Two x £110 per person/household within the six month extension period, can be paid by BACS payments direct to a current account (not savings accounts or Nationwide accounts), Supermarket vouchers, cash out codes to a mobile, Fuel top-ups to a mobile (except for British Gas, who are providing direct support to their customers)

Please be Advised

  • This is for people living in Cambridgeshire only, for Peterborough please see this update.
  • Support from the Fund will not be paid on the same day – payments take between 4 and 7 working days.
  • Our staff will not ask for the long bank card details or the security number on the card.
  • Our staff will always give their full name and contact details, so the caller can make enquiries to verify who we are.
  • We are happy to talk to family members or carers.
  • We do ask for bank account details to make the payment – However, we only ask for the account number, sort code and name which appears on the account. This information will allow a deposit to be made into the account but cannot give access to make a withdrawal of money from the account.
  • There are other methods of us getting the support to people. Food Vouchers, cash out codes to a mobile, Fuel top - ups to a mobile (except for British Gas, who are providing direct support to their customers).

How do I apply?

For Household Support Fund 5 claims and longer term advice and support, please leave your name and number in a message and one of the HSF team will call you back.



Telephone Cambridgeshire: 01223 221929

See Our Leaflet

Download our Household Support Fund leaflet and share with friends and family who are eligible to receive the support