Cost of living support

We understand for many this is a challenging time. Find support, information, advice and guidance to help you and your family, friends and communities via the menu tabs below.

Help for Households

The government has set up a website 'Help for Households' offering help for households, giving details of what you could be eligible for, from income support and childcare costs to finding work.

Community Friendly Nottinghamshire are working with local district and borough councils to deliver cost of living events across the county. Residents can access help and support from a range of council services and local organisations at these events.

Free to attend. No booking required, just drop in.

Please check back to this page as we’ll be announcing more events soon!

  • Bingham Methodist Church, Thursday 24 November from 9.30am
  • Castle House, Newark Wednesday 30 November from 1pm
  • Eastwood Office, Wellington Place, Eastwood Wednesday 7 December - please note you need to book a slot for this event please call 01773 768363 

The Nottinghamshire Household Support Fund (HSF) Phase 3

  • The Government has extended the Household Support Fund (HSF) to March 2023. For this phase, a one-off Winter Support payment worth on average around £100 for each eligible household to use towards energy and food bills. Find out more.

Warm Home Discount Scheme

  • The Government Warm Home Discount Scheme offers money off your electricity bill till March 2023. Find out more

Severn Trent Water Big Difference Scheme

British Gas Energy Trust

Healthy Homes

Childcare costs

Claim benefits 

Worried about money?

  • Access free and impartial advice for managing your money in uncertain times via Money Helper. This scheme is backed by the government.

Further support

Food banks 

Healthy Start

Free school meals 

The Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF)

  • HAF supports children that receive benefits-related free school meals during school holidays providing activities and food. Find out more about HAF.

If you need urgent mental health support, call the Nottinghamshire Mental Health Crisis Line on 0808 196 3779 (24/7).

There are a range of mental wellbeing services and support available locally in Nottinghamshire for both adults and children.

See if you’re eligible for a ‘top up’ voucher to improve broadband connectivity in your home. Find out about the Nottinghamshire Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme.

Find out about community hubs, warm spaces and more in your local area:

Help for Community groups

Local Community Fund

Councillors’ divisional fund

Further support for community groups

Receive our community support email bulletins

  • Get regular email updates about information on grants and support for local community and voluntary organisations. Sign up now.

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