Cost of living support

There are a wide variety of support schemes and organisations which may be able to help or advise if you are struggling to pay for essentials.

If you're struggling to pay your Council Tax bill, find out if you're eligible for support by visiting our Council Tax Discounts and Support information page.

Advice and support

Our local community organisations may also be able to help. Take a look at our community groups page.

Citizen's Advice North Yorkshire provide free and impartial advice for a variety of issues. 

For information about other support, including free school meals, visit the North Yorkshire County Council website.

Energy saving and advice

Advice and information about how you can save energy is also available from local organisations.

Further support

You can find more information on support available to everyone on the government's website.

Household Support Fund

We will be delivering a third phase of the Household Support Fund at the start of 2023, working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council to support households with significantly rising costs. For this third phase, the eligibility criteria has been updated based on guidance from the Department for Work and Pensions so that we can help people across North Yorkshire who have missed out on other government support.

For more information about the Household Support Fund including key dates, eligibility criteria and answers to questions you might have go to