Grants to relieve hardship
Our hardship grants are typically offered for help in obtaining cookers, washers, refrigerators, microwaves, carpets, essential clothing, childrens' clothing and equipment such as pushchairs and cots. Our grants are normally one-off awards aimed at improving self-sufficiency. If you are in serious debt you should seek the advice of an appropriate agency such as the Citizens Advice Bureaux. Normally priority is given to Westminster residents, but exceptionally consideration can also be given to men living in Greater London and women living anywhere in the UK.
You will need to complet an application form with details of your request, your current circumstances, and how this award will help you towards self-sufficiency. Decisions will usually be given quickly, once we have all the necessary information.
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