Household support fund

Provided by the Department for Work and Pensions, the household support fund gives those who qualify, help towards food and essential items using supermarket vouchers provided by our partners Blackhawk.

If you are eligible, you do not need to apply for the vouchers. Eligible families will receive either an email or letter from Blackhawk with a 16-digit, personalised code and instructions to redeem the vouchers via the Blackhawk website: Be assured, this is a safe website and Blackhawk are a trusted partner of Ealing Council.


Families eligible for benefits related free school meals, based on low income, will get supermarket vouchers:

  • October 2022 - £15 per child
  • December 2022 - £40 per child
  • February 2023 - £15 per child
  • March 2023 - £30 per child


Families with children under the age of five, who get housing benefit and/or council tax reduction:

  • October 2022 - £15 per household
  • December 2022 - £40 per household
  • February 2023 - £15 per household
  • March 2023 - £30 per household

Care leavers

Ealing care leavers will get supermarket vouchers.

  • October 2022 - £15 per care leaver
  • December 2022 - £40 per care leaver
  • Feburary 2023 - £15 per care leaver
  • March 2023 - £30 per care leaver

Households on housing benefit and/or council tax reduction who are not in receipt of DWP benefits or tax credits will also receive a one-off voucher payment of £170 in November. 

Other households

Extra local welfare assistance funding has been made available, for households who do not fit into any of the three groups listed above. You will need to apply for this help. If you are facing financial hardship, apply for local welfare assistance