The Household Support Fund can provide help to low-income households experiencing financial hardship.

Funding has been agreed to 30 September 2024 and is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions.


Food vouchers

Children and young people eligable for free school meals can get £15 for the May half-term and £60 for the summer holiday.

Everyone who is eligible for a voucher, or payment will receive them automatically, there is no need to apply.

Fuel vouchers

The Household Support Fund also provides fuel vouchers for those in emergency need.

Contact our Warm Homes Team to apply for this help:

Essential items

We are working with Action Together and other voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise partners to provide support in the following areas:

  • Essential clothing and bedding
  • Essential items including food, toiletries and baby items.

Other support

The funding will also be used to provide:

We can help

This is a tough time for many in Oldham.

The rising cost of basic goods, including food and bills, aren't problems you have to face alone.

Oldham partners are working together to offer residents and families a little more help.

If you need help, contact our Helpline on 0161 770 7007 (9am – 5pm on weekdays).