Cost of Living Help

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cost of living

Sheffield City Council have pulled information, help and support on cost-of-living into one place to make it easier to find what you need, including:

  • Money support
  • Food support
  • Community support
  • Help with energy costs
  • Business support
Click on the links below to find out more details:
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Money support

Household Support Fund

The fund could help with paying for anything from food to electricity.

Support Fund page

Council Tax

Check if you're eligible for a council tax discount, or what to do if you're struggling to pay it.

Council Tax

Citizens Advice Bureau

Money, debt and budgeting advice from the friendly and knowledgeable team in Sheffield. Kirsty and Matt from CAB talk about how they can help below:
Video still showing Kirsty and Matt from Citizens Advice Bureau Sheffield.
Kirsty and Matt, Citizens Advice Bureau Sheffield

Money Saving Expert

Tips on ways to save money in every area; loans, credit cards, mortgages, income and budgeting, shopping, insurance and travel.

Other help and advice:


Community support

Welcome Places

Welcome, warm places and community hubs are being added to this map every week. Find out where you can go locally for support from a friendly face, a chat or a warm drink.
Graphic map showing blue pins denoting welcome places in Sheffield
Sheffield welcome places map
The Voluntary Action Sheffield map page has more information on welcome places and community hubs in Sheffield,

Zest, Upperthorpe

Video still of Matt Dean from Zest Upperthorpe talking to camera
Matt Dean, Zest, Upperthorpe

Olio - Food

OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. It can be used for non-food household items too.


All sorts of pre-loved items offered free in Sheffield and other areas.

Help with energy costs

Warm Home Discount Scheme

You could get £150 off your electricity bill, find out if you can get it, click the button below.

Home Energy Saving Tool

Use the online home energy saving tool to find ways to save on energy such as through home insulation or boiler upgrades.

Help to Heat

See if you can get help making your home warm and cosy this winter with Help to Heat. Click the button below.
Help to Heat

Business Support

If you run a business, you may be feeling the impacts of the rising cost of living there as well as at home. 

Business Sheffield’s expert team can give you support and advice on any challenges you may be facing in your business. 

Lisa of Sheffield Travel Ltd talks about how they helped her adapt her business during tough times below.

Video player showing Lisa of Direct Travel, Sheffield
Lisa, Direct Travel, Sheffield
We’ve also put together some guides to help you make changes in your business to tackle the impact of the cost of living, click the button below.