Applications for the third round of funding for autumn and winter has been paused while we assess the high volume of applications we have received. Should there be any funds remaining, we will re-open the fund again. Please check this page regularly for any updates.

Citizens Advice in Dorset will be managing and allocating this fund on our behalf. Vouchers will be issued to residents who meet the eligibility criteria within 4 - 6 weeks.

If you are not a Dorset Council resident, contact your local council for details of their scheme.


Residents are eligible if they have:

  • an annual household net income of less than £30,000 and
  • savings of less than £16,000

Calculations for the annual net income should not include Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance, or Child Benefit.

Get support and advice

Find out about other support on our Cost of living help pages including:

  • money, debts, and benefits
  • access to food
  • housing
  • support for children
  • energy, water, phone, and broadband cost

Household Support Fund contact

Tel: 01305 221000
Full contact details

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