Tameside Household Fund

Aims/priorities: Tameside Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprises (VCFSE) organisations can apply for up to £10,000 to primarily provide support to households in the most need of food, energy and water bills. It can also be used to support households with essential costs related to those items and with wider essential costs. In exceptional cases of genuine emergency, it can additionally be used to support housing costs where existing housing support schemes do not meet this exceptional need. 

Eligible spends include:

Food. The Fund should primarily be used to provide support with food whether in kind or through vouchers or cash.

Energy and water. The Fund should also primarily be used to support with energy bills for any form of fuel that is used for the purpose of domestic heating, cooking or lighting, including oil or portable gas cylinders. It can also be used to support with water bills including for drinking, washing, cooking, and sanitary purposes and sewerage.

Essentials linked to energy and water. The Fund can be used to provide support with essentials linked to energy and water (including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, or other whitegoods etc), in recognition that a range of costs may arise which directly affect a household’s ability to afford or access food, energy and water.

Wider essentials. The Fund can be used to support with wider essential needs not linked to energy and water should Authorities consider this appropriate in their area. These may include, but are not limited to, support with other bills including broadband/WI FI or phone bills/data, clothing, home starter kits and essential transport-related costs such as repairing a car, buying a bicycle, paying for fuel or public transport costs. This list is not exhaustive.

Housing Costs. The fund can be used to support housing costs in exceptional cases of genuine emergency, where existing housing support schemes do not meet this exceptional need. Where eligible, ongoing housing support for rent must be provided through the housing cost element of Universal Credit (UC) and Housing Benefit (HB) rather than the Household Support Fund. In addition, eligibility for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) must first be considered before emergency housing support is offered through the Household Support Fund. You must also first consider whether the claimant is at statutory risk of homelessness and therefore owed a duty of support through the Homelessness Prevention Grant (HPG).


 Ashton United in the Community        Providing vouchers for essentials, and activity packs that will keep people mentally stimulated during the long winter months. We’ll also enable people to keep warm and well by providing access to nutritious foods, warm clothes, bedding, and heating .
Carmel Christian Church 

This year Carmel Christian Center are running a project to supply food only , this will enable people to use the money they would set aside to spend on food to pay for extra gas/electric 


Age uk Tameside 

The aim of the project is to get older people to attend the centre for free meals, use this as an opportunity to talk to them about their wellbeing during the colder months, disseminate covid stay safe information.

Winter Warm Lunches are served at 1.30pm at    Café 131,                  131 Katherine Street,   Ashton-Under-Lyne and you will need to book in advance on 0161 308 5000

Rough Diamonds 

Rough Diamonds aim to support local people in the winter months by providing Emergency Food Packs and Keep Warm Packs.  They will make the packs up and they will be available to anyone that needs them.


Star  This group are continuing to support the local community by providing a winter funding payment. 
Tamside South and Longdendale Foodbank Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank are providing food vouchers for families who qualify for free school meals. 

The Dukinfield PANTRY 

Food essentials 

Syria Relief 

Food, essentials, wider essentials, hosuing costs. providing hot food weekly for 150-300 vulnerable people including the homeless, elderly, asylum seekers and victims of domestic violence. 

Curzon Ashton 


OKE (Our Kids Eyes)

Food, essentials. to families who have children with special needs/disabilities/terminal illness who are in the most need of support due to poverty & hardship. 400-500 people.

West African Development

Energy, essentials, wider essentials. provide the most vulnerable in community with essentials and cultural support to African, refugee and asylum seekers. 30 families and 30 individuals.

Infinity Initiatives

Food, energy, essentials, wider essentials.  Support the most vulnerable - based on II assessment. 100+

Dukinfield Moravian Hamper Outreach Project

Providing food hampers

Barty's FoodbankBarty's Foodbank

Food, Essesntials. Foodbank.

Community Matters

Provision of essentials including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, other white goods.
STAR group 

Energy, essentials, wider essentials Tenants at residents association. 100+

New life Church 

Food, energy, essentials, wider essentials. Local adults via breakfast club. 

Community Cutz CIC

Food, essentials, wider essentials. Local adults via two free weekly sessions. 

St Martin’s Church

Food, essentials. provide items of groceries, toiletries and sanitary products which are not readily available through the Bread and Butter Thing. 


Food, essentials, wider essentials. support local families who are struggling to make ends meet due to rising levels of poverty within local communities. Via community hub. 

The Together Centre

Food, energy. 50 Families per weekwill be provided with a food hamper. A £5.00 electricity/gas token will also be provided towards the weekly cost of cooking the meals.  

The Veterans Food Co CIC

Food. cook food and distribute to families and individuals within the borough who would benefit from the service.


Reach Church

All areas. To provide financial help to alleviate food poverty to those who need it within the local

Tameside Citizens Advice Bureau Limited

Energy. Distributed via current service. 

RidgeHill Big Local Social Enterprises

Food, essentials. support the people in our area with basic items that they need for daily life, and in doing this will give them a little extra money for their energy bills. 

Silver Cord  

All areas. All funds received will be utilised to relieve the forms of poverty/financial distress based on a needs assessment carried out by the Silver Cord team. 

Mossley Foodbank

All areas. households who are struggling with day to day living and meeting the costs of modern life expenses via Foodbank.