Community Care grants can be applied for online much like budgeting loans, and this is by far the fastest way of getting a decision on your application form your local Benefit Delivery centre’s Social Fund section.

Usually you have to apply for a Community care grant by calling one of the 0845 telephone numbers and then asking for an SF300 application form to be posted out, however as the application is sent out second class this can often take 3-4 days to arrive during the week stretching to 5-7 days if you call on a Thursday or Friday. Community care grants are designed for those that have had a life changing event and are unable to afford to provide for themselves as a result.

Download the Community Care Grant application form now

For example you would apply for a Community Care Grant if you had just moved house and you didnt have enough available income to allow you to buy basic things like carpets, beds and fridgefreezers.

You can get a copy of the application using the following link


Contacting Community Care Grant

Need to speak to a member of the Department for Work and Pensions team about your issues? Our call connection phone numbers should be able to help – get in touch with the right department by dialling one of the contact numbers below.

Department Call Connection Phone Numbers
Social Fund 0843 506 0283
Crisis Loan 0843 509 2336
Community Care Grant 0843 509 2387
Jobcentre Appointments 0843 509 2322
Job Seeker’s Allowance Claims (New Claims & Existing) 0843 509 2383
Employment & Support Allowance 0843 509 2374
Income Support 0843 509 2374
Incapacity Benefit 0843 504 0374
Universal Credit 0843 509 2382
Universal Credit (New Claims & Appointments) 0843 509 2382
Maternity Allowance 0843 504 9433
Personal Independence Payment 0843 509 2380

Calls to the Social Fund on their direct number 0800 169 0140 are free from any BT landline (this include call/phone boxes) and also includes calls from most of the larger mobile phone networks.