SUPERMARKET vounchers are available for low-income families this week

Round 4 of the Household Support Fund (HSF) will reopen for applications at 10am on Thursday, September 7, for low-income households in the Dorset Council area.

Citizens Advice will be allocating this fund on behalf of Dorset Council and vouchers will be issued to residents who meet the eligibility criteria within 6 – 8 weeks.

Dorset Council households will be able to apply if they have: an annual household net income of less than £30,000 and savings of less than £16,000 and not applied for a previous HSF payment within the last six months.

Calculations for the annual net income should not include Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance or Child Benefit. Applications are limited to one per household.

Cllr Laura Beddow, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Culture, Communities and Customer Services said: “We are happy to announce the next opening dates of the Household Support Fund, offering much needed assistance to low-income households in the Dorset Council area. By providing supermarket vouchers, we’re making sure our residents have access to the essentials.

“The next window of applications will open on Thursday 7 September at 10am.”

Residents should apply online. The application form will open at 10am.

The next opening dates after September for applications of round 4 have been confirmed and are below:

Thursday 5 October 2023

Thursday 2 November 2023 

Tuesday 5 December 2023

Wednesday 3 January 2024

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Tuesday 5 March 2024


Find more details including future application window dates here: If you need help completing the form, you can telephone Customer Services on 01305 221000 or visit a customer access point.