The COVID-19 Welfare Support Fund can provide small emergency payments to help with basic essentials including: household essentials such as sanitary products or nappies or electricity key and gas card top ups, etc. to help people in financial difficulties. The fund is not available for the purchase of food where a food parcel is available. The fund is available if:
If you are a resident and have been affected financially by coronavirus (COVID-19), and can demonstrate a need for immediate short-term financial help, you can apply for a grant by clicking the button below and your application will be considered.
Please be aware that repeat applications will not be considered other than in exceptional circumstances.
Before you start completing the form, please make sure you have the following information available:
We will aim to consider applications received before 2.00 p.m. Monday to Friday the same day. Applications received after 2.00 p.m. will be considered the following day.
If you need to speak to someone before completing your application, please call us on 01803 861407.
Please use the button below to begin the application process. It should take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete.