Get Help. Grants Application Process.
Apply for a grant.
Applications to our Main Grant programme: it usually takes up to 4 weeks for the casework team to process a request and get a decision approved. If further information is required then one of the grants team will be in touch explaining what is required. Please try to give us as much information as you can when you apply.
Already applied for a grant and need to send us further documentation? Please upload it via the portal or email it along with your full name and address including postcode to email@example.com. We recommend you password protect any documents you send for more details on this see the grant application form.
If you are Supporting Agent please note we have amended our policy on verbal and written consent in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, click here to read the updated policy.
Main Grants Programme.
It is best to submit your application online via our Grants Portal which enables us to assess and process grants more quickly. If you need to download an application form to submit by email or post you can do that too.
Steps for application:
1) Please read our grants application guidance notes.
2) Register for our online Grant Portal and complete your application
3) Carefully check that you have filled in the entire application form, and provided ALL the evidence required to support your application.
4) Submit your application ideally online or via email. Please note that due to the COVID-19 lockdown we are collecting post once a fortnight currently so if you apply by post it may delay your application. The frequency of postal collection may change at short notice depending on government advice.
4) If you are a Supporting Agent please read our updated data protection statement on Verbal and Written Consent
If you have any problems with completing your application, please contact us.
Start an online application.
The most efficient way to apply for our help is via our online Grants Portal. You can complete the form, save your progress and add additional information. When you first visit you will be asked to create a username and password so you can log back in to retrieve your application.Start your application now.
Download an application form.
It's quicker and more efficient to submit your application online. If you would like to download a form and email it to us you can here. .Find out more
Download our consent form.
If you are a supporting agent or submitting an application on behalf of somebody else please read our consent for carefully.Find out more
Read our guidance notes.
Our detailed guidance notes will give you all the detail on the information we require and how your application will be processed.Find out more
Covid-19 Recovery Grant.
The C-19 Recovery grant is designed to provide short-term help to people facing hardship due to Covid-19 (including the impact of reduced hours/pay; redundancy; and/or to help cover the gap whilst you apply for state benefits). Please read all the information carefully and be sure to provide all the documents we ask for.
The basic grant you are applying for is £250 per household. We may be able to increase this, depending on what you can tell us about your family and accommodation circumstances.
Covid-19 Recovery application.
If you have recently lost your job/hours or are on reduced pay due to Covid-19 and are in need of access to funds to tide you over for a short period, apply here for our C-19 grant, minimum payment of £250 per household.Apply now.