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 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.

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.