£120 - £360
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Hardship Fund


The fund provides short term financial help for people who can’t afford the essentials:

  • Food and toiletries
  • Somewhere safe to sleep
  • Access to a telephone and the internet
  • Fuel to keep the lights on, cook or stay warm

We work with a network of organisations to reach the people in greatest need.

How much money do you get?

Our network of Referral Partner organisations register people for cash assistance.

They can request a one-off payment of £120 or a three month grant.

People registered for the three month grant will receive £360, paid in monthly instalments of £120 each.

Families with children or other dependants can receive up to three grants, for a total of £1,080 over the three months.

Who can we help?

We can help people who can’t afford the essentials because they have:

  • No income or welfare support
  • Delays to accessing income or welfare support

We cannot help anyone:

  • In employment
  • Already receiving financial support from statutory or voluntary services

Our network of Referral Partner organisations can register people to receive a cash grant.

We are working with selected statutory and voluntary groups to ensure we can help the people in greatest need.

We carefully manage the number and type of organisations we partner with to ensure we target our funds effectively.