Household Support Grant (HSG)

Household Support Grant for Community Groups

This scheme has now closed to new applications

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

Contact us

If you're a community group or support worker and have any queries about this grant please email us.