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Council Tax and Housing Support

Households facing financial hardship across Lincolnshire can access support with essentials this winter!

A new community-based Household Support Fund is available to people across the county, who find themselves in the most need.

District councils across Lincolnshire have been allocated a share of government funding to support vulnerable households over the winter months. It will help to meet the monthly costs such as energy bills, food, clothing and housing costs in exceptional circumstances.

The Household Support Fund can be accessed by professional referral only. This is to ensure the wide support needs of households are met. They will identify people in need of support, make the necessary checks and then complete a referral form, which will be submitted to the resident's district council.

If you are struggling please contact one of our referral partners who will help you apply for this fund.

Residents can ask for an application to be made on their behalf from referral partners which include:

City of Lincoln Council will aim to process the application within five working days, and your voucher will be issued to you using your preferred contact method.

This grant will be processed by Charis Grants, and come under Charis Grants' privacy policy

Please read the City of Lincoln Council Household Support Fund privacy notice for further details on how we will use your personal data.

Housing Benefit Support

If you need to contact the Benefits department please email benefits@lincoln.gov.uk
 

Online Forms

If you need to report a change in your circumstances, there are a number of electronic forms available for you to do this. 

Below is a list of forms that you can use to let the Council know about changes in your personal circumstances or to apply for Council Tax discounts:
 

Make a Council Tax Payment

You can use this service to pay for your council tax online.

Pay >

Report a Move

You can use this service to tell us that someone has:

  • Moved into the area
  • Moved out of the area
  • Moved within the area

Report a move > 

 

Report a change in the people who live with you

You can use this service to tell us that someone has:

  • Joined your household
  • Left your household

Report a change >

 

Forms for Landlords

Report a change of tenancy or report student tenants

Council Tax Support 

Make a new claim for support with paying your Council Tax.

Direct Debits

Setup a new direct debit or change a direct debit 

Apply for a Council Tax discount or an exemption from paying Council Tax

Discounts and exemptions that you can apply for:

Other Changes or Actions

Update your details to report a change in your name or contact details. 

Or

You can use our online contact form to contact us about a Council Tax enquiry

  • Please be sure to include your name, address and account number in the message
  • If you are calling to report a change in your circumstances, there are a number of electronic forms available for you to do this on the Council’s website.

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