Cost of Living grants are normally provided for an agreed timeframe, to enable the applicant to consider what other options might be available to enable them to support themselves in the longer term. Grants will normally be awarded due to extenuating circumstances, eg: sudden illness.

These grants can include help with:

  • Housing costs
  • Travel costs
  • Utility bills
  • Childcare costs
  • Moving costs

If you have household goods urgently in need of replacement, we may be able to help provide these. e.g: fridges, washing machines, etc.

The maximum support available for living costs grants is £3000.

If you have an urgent critical need, see our guidelines here.

We encourage you to complete your application online; however, if you prefer, you can download an application form as a PDF or request us to send an application form by post

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