Benefits and assistance

Household Support Fund

Find out about the Household Support Fund and other financial help available in North Yorkshire.

The third phase of the Household Support Fund direct payment scheme ended on Wednesday 15 February 2023. You'll find information about using your vouchers and answers to questions you might have at We expect to find out about phase four of the Household Support Fund later this year.

What other support can I get with the cost of living?

You'll find information about other support available at This includes advice on money, debt, benefit entitlement, free school meals and childcare costs as well as information about free Wi-Fi, digital support, travel and transport. The page also has information about energy saving, foodbanks and community-based support including Warm Welcome Spaces and local schemes.

View your benefits claim online

If you have a claim for housing benefit or council tax reduction you can now view your claim details online.

You will be able to:

  • check the status of your claim and your current entitlement
  • view household and income details included in your claim
  • contact us and tell us of a change

Your account details are held securely, so to access them you will need to register or sign in to your My Harrogate customer account. Once you are signed in, go to the My accounts tab to add access to your benefits claim. You will need your benefits claim reference which can be found on your latest award notice or any correspondence about your claim.

Register or sign in