1 February 2022
MP encourages vulnerable households to apply for Household Support Fund grants

Harriett Baldwin encourages families who are struggling with the cost of living to contact Citizens Advice or the local council to apply for a grant from the Household Support Fund.

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)

I visited the citizens advice bureau in Malvern and people there were sharing with me the fact that they still have tens of thousands of pounds in household support grants that they can give away between now and the end of March. Will the Chancellor join me in encouraging families who are struggling with the cost of living to apply for the help available?

Rishi Sunak (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

My hon. Friend, as always, makes an excellent point. I join her in encouraging all those local authorities and others to get those funds out to people who need them as quickly as possible. That is why we have created the household support fund: half a billion pounds to provide £100 or £150 to millions of our most vulnerable families. It is there to help, and I hope we can get the rest of the money out as quickly as possible.