Stroud District Council


Stroud District Council is responsible for administering Council Tax and Housing Benefit. We also work to prevent and detect Housing and Council Tax benefit fraud. You can find further on information on benefits via the links on the navigation bar.

Benefit entitlement

Check your benefits entitlement with our online Benefits Calculator (estimate only).

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

Our Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme is operated by our Benefits team, and used to assist Housing Benefit claimants who may need further financial help with their housing costs, during periods of short term need. Housing costs can include help towards rent, tenancy start up costs and moving costs.

We receive limited funds each year for the DHP scheme. Because the amount that can be spent on the scheme each year is restricted, not everyone who claims a DHP may be awarded one. Who receives DHP is entirely at the discretion of the Council.

Claims must be made in writing using form below and sent to Benefits, Stroud District Council, Stroud, Glos. GL5 4UB

Report Housing Fraud

  • Online:
  • Telephone: 0800 854 440
  • In writing: NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston, PR1 1GP

Benefit Application Form

Please e-mail: to request a form or telephone: 01453 754054 or visit us at Ebley Mill.