Who is Eligible?

Our eligibility criteria balances supporting as many residents as we can with targeting our limited funds to support those who need our help the most.

 Applicants must:

  1. Be over the age of 16; and
  2. Live in the District/Borough (as your main residence); and
  3. Be without sufficient resources to meet the immediate short-term needs of themselves or dependents.

This scheme is designed to help ease financial pressures on households with low incomes, and to support those most in need. The scheme offers a one-off financial payment or other support (for example, a food bank referral or purchase of household goods) within a six-month period.