Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund (HSF) has been created to help people experiencing immediate financial hardship to pay for food and household energy bills.

The fund is now open to pensioners who are struggling financially, and:

  • Were born on or before 30 September 1956
  • Live in Cambridgeshire
  • Are experiencing financial hardship
  • No one under the age of 19 (born after the 30 September 2003), lives with them

How to apply:  The quickest and easiest way is by phoning or emailing Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  Apply by phone on 01223 221929 or by email at

If you prefer, you can access support from the fund through one of our trusted partners whose details can be found here, along with more information about the Household Support Fund:

If you represent a local community group and would like to be considered to issue Household Support Fund direct awards, please email


Support Cambridgeshire Impact Report – March till May 2022

Below you can see an infographic highlighting the impact of the Support Cambridgeshire partnership between 1st March 2022 and 31st May 2022

If you wish for this information not in infographic form please contact

Cambridgeshire ACRE helps volunteers celebrate National Trustees Week

Cambridgeshire ACRE runs regular coffee morning events which give the County’s village hall trustees an opportunity to come together to learn from each other and to share best practice and other information.

One of the most recent events took place at Papworth Everard fire station in November. Normally events take place in village halls but this one took place in the fire station to accommodate a special training session on fire safety in village halls delivered by Technical Fire Safety and Community Fire Safety Officers.

The event was held during National Trustees’ Week so Cambridgeshire ACRE took the opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of trustees, particularly in village halls, who do so much for their communities. A special cake was provided to mark the occasion.

The Coffee Mornings, organised by Cambridgeshire ACRE, are a great opportunity for trustees to meet and network, with each event visiting a different venue around the County, and providing a chance for informal discussion and learning and to share ideas and good practice.

Feedback from the Warner Interviewing Skills training course

We interviewed Val Fendley from the Ramsey Neighbourhood Trust following her attendance at the Warner Interviewing Skill’s training course on January 2017 at Hunts Forum office as we were keen to find out what people thought of our training programmes and events.


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