Ways in which the household support fund can be accessed, one is via the Stay Safe Be Kind helpline (on this number 01902 290241)

Vulnerable households in Wolverhampton can now access the support fund to help them with essential household costs over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Through the Household Support Fund, eligible Wolverhampton residents can apply up to between October 2021 and 31 March 2022. The fund is available for those who are considered not eligible for public funds.

Type of support available:

  • food
  • energy and water
  • essentials linked to energy and water
  • transport-related costs
  • housing costs in exceptional circumstances
  • wider essentials such as:
    • phone bills
    • broadband
    • clothing
    • other eligible items under the Household Support Fund guidance not covered by the above categories.


•            live in Wolverhampton

•            be aged 16 or over

•            be in receipt of benefits or be on a low income (earning less than the National Living Wage of £9.50 per hour), and able to evidence this. Accepted benefits are:

  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax reduction.
  • Not have access to any funds that can be relied on to meet the need you are applying for, and where you would be left with insufficient resources which would cause serious risk to your own, or your family’s, health, or safety.

For support with Food or wider essentials please visit the website or call the helpline, to apply for housing costs:

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more