Household Support Grant (HSG)

Household Support Grant for Community Groups

This scheme has now closed to new applications and is for information only

Small grants for community support groups

What this grant covers

  • Grants of up to £5,000 are available for groups that cover the whole city and smaller grants of up to £2,000 are for those that operate at a more local level
  • This grant can only be used to provide essential emergency support to vulnerable and can include things like:
    • accessing food support (including food vouchers)
    • support with household bills (for example gas, electricity and internet)
    • repairs to cooking or heating appliances (also includes purchase of new appliances)
    • other essential items (for example clothing, bedding and toiletries)
  • A small amount of the grant can also be used towards any related admin costs, such as managing client relationships and publicity
  • Full criteria can be found within the reporting form; if you receive funding, you can still make referrals to us

How to apply and key dates

  • Application process:
    • Applications have now closed
    • We hope to inform applicants about the status of their application by 8 December 2021
    • Funds should reach successful applicants within 3 working days of their grant agreement being returned to us
  • Key requirements:
    • This grant scheme will encourage data sharing of support given to clients and further details will be provided to successful applicants
    • All funds must be spent by 31 March 2022 and any unspent funds must be returned
    • A report using our Excel template must be emailed to grants@oxford.gov.uk as soon as you've spent all funding or by 8 April 2022