Household Support Fund

Housing Support Fund eligibility 

There is help available for residents of the Borough struggling with household bills, food and clothing.

The Council has made available £1.15m to those most in need of support. Payments will be made to the following residents:

  • Families entitled to Free School Meals will receive £3 per week-day per pupil during the school holidays.
  • Residents of pensionable age in receipt of Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Universal Credit Housing Costs, will receive a payment of £150.
  • Care Leavers living in their own accommodation in need of subsistence support will receive a £100 grant.
  • Vulnerable families known to Family Services in need of subsistence support will receive a £50 grant.
  • Vulnerable families with no recourse to public funds and those placed in hotels by the Home Office will receive £100.

There is no need for residents to apply to this fund. The Council will contact eligible residents directly to make a payment. 

Organisations offering support, advice and assistance

If you need support, you can also contact the following organisations.

Blenheim CDP

The Blenheim CDP is a charity that provides support services for drug and alcohol users, families and their carers in Kensington and Chelsea. This includes helping people to gain access into education, training and employment.

The Campden Charities 

Campden Charities is a local charity that is here to support Kensington residents in financial need. Our grants can improve the circumstances of families and individuals on low income. Our focus is to support people in training and education to gain employment and to help people in employment to maintain it and work towards improving their long term employment prospects. However if you are eligible for funding there are many ways in which we can support you.

ClementJames Centre

Located in North Kensington, the ClementJames Centre is a charity that delivers a programme of education, employment and support, providing opportunities to enable over 1,000 local people each year to achieve their potential. 

Nova New Opportunities

Nova is a local charity that offers information, advice and guidance to progress into work including help with CVs and job applications. The website lists details of courses and CV workshops, interview skills coaching, and sessions to write application forms and covering letters.

Open Age 

Open Age is a local charity to keep older people in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea active and stimulated. The New Futures 50 Plus programme supports people over 50 into employment and training. There is also a drop-in information service.

Third Age Foundation

The Third Age Foundation helps those aged 40+ find a new direction, offering training and support to help people find their way back into work. Courses include IT skills, business advice, personal development and more.

Last updated: 29 June 2022