Financial Hardship – Government and local authority support funds

We know that some of you are starting to struggle financially, what with the rises in the cost of living, energy fuel bills etc, and that this is a big worry for some of our residents.

If you are on a low income or on benefits, the Government and some local authorities have made funding available to help you. 

Support from the Government – social fund

The Social Fund is a government scheme to help people on a low income meet their expenses:

Support from your Council

Some Councils are also offering discretionary support funds, possibly in the form of an interest-free loan, grant or both, but you will need to contact your local authority to find out what is available for your circumstances.

To make this easier for you we have compiled a list of website link which will take you directly to the right department where you will be able to find out more information on what support is available: