Decision details

Household Support Fund (HSF) 3

Reference: D55804

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Leeds City Council will receive £7,098,648.16 from the Department for Work and Pensions Household Support Fund (HSF) to support vulnerable residents with the costs of food, fuel and essential items until the end of March 2023.

Authorities are asked to prioritise supporting households with the cost of energy; however, the fund can also be used to provide support with food, essentials linked to energy and water, wider essentials, and housing costs in exceptional cases of genuine emergency.

The enclosed report outlines the proposal for distributing the HSF across the city to support vulnerable households. These proposals aim to ensure residents most in need receive support directly and quickly.

The Chief Officer Community Hubs, Welfare and Business Support:

a) Accepted the allocation of £7,098,648.16 HSF from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), to be used between 1st October 2022 and the end of March 2023.
b) Accepted the proposed levels of expenditure as outlined in the enclosed report to ensure that the funding meets the grant criteria to support vulnerable pensioners, families and individuals.
c) Agreed that the amounts per expenditure type may be varied to ensure that the funding is appropriately utilised and spent within the allowable grant criteria provided by Government.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: David Fryer, Head of Welfare and Benefits 0113 3788395 Email:

Publication date: 16/11/2022

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