Round 4 of the Household Support Fund (HSF) will reopen for applications at 10am on Wednesday 2 August 2023 for low-income households in the Dorset Council area.

The support will be in the form of supermarket vouchers. Citizens Advice will be allocating this fund on behalf of Dorset Council and vouchers will be issued to residents who meet the eligibility criteria within 6 – 8 weeks.

Dorset Council households will be able to apply if they have:

  • an annual household net income of less than £30,000 and
  • savings of less than £16,000 and
  • not applied for a previous HSF payment within the last 6 months

Calculations for the annual net income should not include Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance or Child Benefit. Applications are limited to one per household.

Further details from Dorset Council regarding this support