Application for financial assistance

Grants to support those affected by COVID-19

If you are suffering financially due to COVID-19, you can apply for a non-repayable grant to support you during this difficult time.

Our crisis grants are available to support if you find yourself in urgent financial need due to situations including:

  • Meeting priority household bills such as arrears in council tax, rent, mortgage or utilities.
  • Leaving an abusive relationship.
  • Avoiding or dealing with homelessness.
  • Fuel poverty.
  • Replacing essential whitegoods such as a cooker or a refrigerator.
  • Essential home adaptations or improvements
  • Essential items for babies or children such as a cot or other necessity.
  • Food vouchers
  • Medical appliances not covered under the NHS.
  • Home repairs, adaptions and improvements to help make life easier for people living with a disability or long-term health condition.
  • Travel cost to visit your sick child or other dependant in hospital.
  • Respite breaks for carers.

The grants are available to those working in the retail or supporting service industries including:

  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Wholesale
  • Supply chain
  • Food distribution
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical supplies.

All applications will be assessed on an individual basis. Please note that grant applications will not be considered for individuals with over £6,000 in savings.

Required supporting documents

  • An official bank statement dated within the last 60 days.
  • An official COVID-19 document from your employer that says you have been asked to self-isolate or that you are a non-essential worker who is unable to complete their work from home.

Required proof of employment

  • Employees: a contract showing your start date or an official payslip dated within the last 30 days.
  • Self-employed: a filed tax return with evidence showing that you have been self-employed in the last two years.

Please note: When completing your application please remember to select "COVID-19" as the particular grant request.