Cost of living

Get help with the cost of living crisis, paying your bills, financial support and more

Access the right support for you

Cost of living help for pensioners

Help if you're pension age

Cost of living help for people with children

Additional cost of living funding for parents

I'm dealing with an emergency

Food and other crisis support

If you are not part of one of the groups listed above, you can see other options for help further down this page.

    Find out about all the Government schemes

    The Household Support Fund is provided by the Government.

    This is part of £421million of additional funding has been made available to help the most vulnerable across England by the Government in the first half of 2024/25.

    In Wokingham Borough we have been given £525,000 to help people before the end of September.

    Visit the Government's cost of living help pages for more information. 

    Free and low cost events

    Events happen across the borough which are free or very low cost, if you're looking to get out on a budget. Our daily listings show your options from dozens of organisations

    Check events calendar

    Talk to someone if you need help

    Contact Citizens Advice Wokingham to get help with benefits, debt, housing, relationship problems and employment law. Use the online referral form or call 0808 278 7958, Monday to Friday. 

    Support options

    Money help

    Financial support for cost of living

    Help for families

    Cost of living help for people with children

    Bills and home costs

    Help with regular payments relating to your home

    Tackling Poverty Strategy

    How we're reducing poverty in the area

    Removing Barriers Grants

    £750 grants for small organisations

    The Hardship Fund

    Supporting residents experiencing hardship

    Surviving Winter Crowdfund

    Community donations supporting residents

    How to help others

    How to help others with the cost of living crisis

    Help with food

    Crisis and low cost food options

    Help with essentials

    Get food, crisis support and other advice

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