Community Care Grant online application download

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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 themselfs as a result.

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


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  • Deb

    June 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm Reply edit

    Hi I am in receipt of middle care dla for my four year old son who case autism he was diagnosed a few months ago, I wanted to apply for the grant for bedding bed new bedroom furniture pram and clothing for him am I entitled?? Thanks

  • steve c

    July 20, 2013 at 12:23 am Reply edit

    Hi I need new bed, and also to furnish a new flat how long do the grants take to come through and is it paid into a Bank account or by a voucher?

  • Paul

    July 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply edit

    Hi looking for a grant to carpet my dad’s lounge. He is a pensioner, and I have just come out of prison. I am on job seekers allowance. Any help would be appreciated as its horrid with no carpet and very dusty.

  • cerianne

    June 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm Reply edit

    I am 20 years of age council offered me a 2 bed flat I will be living on my own no children and im on jsa am I entitled to a loan to help get furniture

  • miss siobhan curtin

    May 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm Reply edit

    I am unemployed and have been since last December,have applied for employment support allowance,and yesterday posted off its booklet aswell as a three month sick certificate enclosed,which I received from my new gp practice at thornhill surgery,on the same day.i registered with the practice on the 2nd may and had to wait until 13thmay to see the nurse in order to make an appointment with my new doctor.i was offered a one bedroom flat by Southampton city council on the 19th February,collected the keys for it on the 22nd march and was told I had to move in by the 25th,or else I woud loose the flat.i was consistently bidding with the council every 2 weeks,for 6 years and when I moved in I had no furniture or capital to furnish the flat.i also had to have the flat painted and decorated as it was in a bad state andhad to buy some white goods including a couple of pieces of furniture in order to continue living in the flat comfortably.i am still sleeping on a settee and have only purchased a fridge and washing machine second hand ,along with my settee,tv cabinet and a bed which needs assembling,all secondhand.this process of paying a painter and decorator,and buying a few pieces of furniture has eaten away at the bulk of my savings and am only left now with 600 pounds which is going to have to pay for my bills,ie,heating,water,electric,tv licence,counil tax,landline,broadband,and 50 pounds a month towards my Southampton city council rent,as my housing benefit does not cover my entire rent per month.the reason being is,as I have no money coming in at the moment from esa, my employment support allowance only just covers my bills and I am left with just 50 p0unds a moth to live on if i’m lucky.that 50 pounds will go on toiletries and food only.after this months bills are paid out of my account savings,as I am not receiving esa at the moment,i shall be left with 300 pouns altogether,as I have also got to renew my passport this month aswell,due to its’ expiry,which will cost roughly 80 pounds.please could you qualify me for a community care grant as a result of my dilemma,i still need to carpet my flat as the floors are very bad and cold.table and chairs,maybe another settee and a bedside as yet in my bedroom,no cooker, off pot noodle.thankyou

  • Loans Help

    May 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm Reply edit

    Hi Miss Curtin,

    Were you on any form of income related benefit befor eyour claim to ESA? if not, it is not possible to award a budgeting loan as the criteria stipulate that you have been on a means tested benefit for 26 weeks+ before applying .

  • bevvy

    April 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm Reply edit

    i have a 20 year old daughter who has cancer. and its got to the stage now that she only got littlle time with us there nothink they can do she had como etc, but the cancer she got malignant eccrine spiradenocarcinoma.she was in hospice but she wanted to be at home with her two smaller sisters. which are heartbroken. she got hospital bed in a down stirs room which i want it lookig nice and hoe she wants it but just cant find the money she needs bsdding aswell. i just want it so speacail cose she is please can you help me.

  • anna

    April 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm Reply edit

    hello do u still do community care grants

  • julie

    April 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm Reply edit

    Hi,I am a single mother on e.s.a and currently live in a 2 bed first floor flat I need to move to a ground floor property or house as I have been diagnosed with dysplacia of both my hips and a problem with my sacriiliac joint in my back and am on the waitin list for spinal injections but don’t have any savings for bond and rent in advance due to having payments taken from my e.s.a to pay back an old budgeting loan can I get a community care grant to cover these costs?

  • Loans Help

    April 19, 2013 at 8:04 am Reply edit

    Not that we are aware, however some local authorities do offer a bond payment scheme to eligible residents- they may also offer a months rent in advance but no LA has published that this is the case as yet.

  • Mica

    March 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm Reply edit

    I am currently living with my mum and brother and have a 10 month old but the house is too small for both of us to live here. The council havent helped me with housing at all so im going to rent privately. I havent been ablei to save up enough for a deposit and furniture and with crisis loans stopping next month i wont be able to apply for rent in advance. I’ve been on income support about 8 months now, will i be able to apply for a ccg to help with a deposit?

  • jade

    March 4, 2013 at 7:25 pm Reply edit

    Hi I have just been offered a 2bed home for me and my daughter due to a break down relationship, we lived in my ex partners home so we do not have a thing to start up with, my daughter is 8months old I am gettin 135 matertiny bennifit but it will be going down in a few weeks will I be able to get a community care grant ? Thanks

  • samantha

    March 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm Reply edit

    hia i was wondering if i was entiteld to a nother community care grant i last had one when i lived in my last flat when i was pregnat with my first child, he is now 3 and i now have a 1 year old and have moved in too a 2bedroom house now but still havent got carpets for there bedroom and a bed for my 3 years old is still in a cot e.g will i be entited too some money for the resons above i carnt affort it as i am on jsa i last had one in the year 2000? for my first child?

  • emma evans

    February 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm Reply edit

    hi i have just recently moved property into a larger house as i currently have my partners mum living with us now which has brain damage so had to get a bigger house and the house is fully unfurnished, just woundering weather i could have any help atall with getting furniture..

  • Josephine hutchins

    January 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm Reply edit

    HI , I have tried repeatedly to use your link to down load your application form for the community care grant but every time it comes up as error and redirects me . Please can someone look at this link and maybe sort out the error so the form can be downloaded ,thank you

  • Josephine hutchins

    February 22, 2013 at 11:20 am Reply edit

    How can it take so long to get a reply

  • Rosheen

    January 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm Reply edit

    I am a 24 year old single mum with a 3year old son I work 16 hrs a week an was forced out of ma council house with nothing I’m getting ready to move into a private let but it is completely unfurnished an I have nothing my ex partner has kept everything could I apply for a community care grant? I’m on working and child ta credits any advice would be helpful.



  • Josephine hutchins

    January 22, 2013 at 10:04 am Reply edit

    please can u tell me if I qualify for community care grant I am disabled and am very poorly , I am waiting for my 22nd operation (procedure) I also have crohnes disease, asthma, arthritis and diabetes and am wheelchair user due to spinal damage from an operation ,I get esa and dla would I qualify for a community care grant I desperately need items to go into hospital with amongst other urgent things please can you help me.

  • Alex

    January 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm Reply edit

    I Have been on JSA since September last year, My flat has an horrendous damp problem and had to sling out a load of my clothes leaving me with pretty much nothing clean to wear. I also don’t have a cooker, fridge, bed or a sofa. I was wondering if i am eligable for Community Care Grant?

  • Mark Aries

    August 12, 2012 at 9:44 am Reply edit

    I have just been put in emergency housing and my claim is waiting a tribunal what help can I get to get stuff for my home I have nothing just enough money to by food

  • jemma

    June 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm Reply edit

    Hi i have been living in emergancy accomadation provided by leeds city council for the last 8 weeks as i was made homeless without notice. I had no money to my name and was 27 weeks pregnant i had to leave my job early as i could not travel from where i had been placed so have been on income support for the last 6 weeks. i have just been offered a house by federated housing however have no mney to buy anything the house will be available to be moved into next week and i was offered it yesterday due to complications so have only just got the community care grant form today i have been told a community care grant can take up to 6 weeks to come through however i have nothing at all and only enough money to survive on also my tennancy on the emergancy accomadation is being paid for by housing benifit so wont be able to pay for both tenecy at once and need to get my house up and ready for my baby due in 5 weeks is there anyway i can explain my circumstances and get the grant processed quicker. Any help would be much appreciated many thanks jemma.

  • Social Fund

    June 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm Reply edit

    You need to be on income support for 26 weeks before you can get a loan

  • Anne-Morey

    April 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm Reply edit

    i left prison on 28/02/12 and have been on jsa since im moving into a new flat on the 1/05/12 will i be able to apply for a community care grant as i applied when i first got out for clothes as i put on alot of weight am i likely to get it or is there no point in applying. Thanks

  • Social Fund

    April 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm Reply edit

    That should snot be a problem, as you won’t have used all of your allowed spending on that first app

  • chloe

    April 22, 2012 at 1:31 pm Reply edit

    i will be moving into my first home it is completely unfurnished, i am on income support
    isit possible that i can get help with some things for the house as i havent got things such a s a oven , fridge freezer , daughters bed carpets nd household items really

  • Social Fund

    April 23, 2012 at 11:39 am Reply edit

    Chloe, you can apply for a community care grant or budgeting loan if you have been on I.S for over 26 weeks.

  • Jodie Shaw

    April 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm Reply edit

    Hi, I am hoping someone could help me? I would like to know if I am eligible for a budget/ crisis loan. I am currently living in a 2 bed rented property and we are due to move out at the end of May. My partner is currently receiving JSA and I work full-time and my income is £15.039 annually. I am pregnant and have got priority from my local council to move and I was wondering if I would be eligible for a crisis/ budget loan. Someone said that I couldnt claim this as I am working but then another said I can as I am only on a low income. Please help

  • Social Fund

    April 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm Reply edit


    anyone can apply for a crisis loan, however it is better if your partner applies as a single person if possible as I guess that they are JSA(c) meaning that they are not claiming for you.

  • martyn james

    April 11, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply edit

    i am looking for help to a rent in advance where can i get one has y girlfriend is 5 mouths prenant and we needs a flat off our owe so please help me im on jsa

  • Katie

    March 6, 2012 at 11:18 am Reply edit

    Hi, Im a single parent, currently living in a homeless hostel with my 3 year old and I have been offered a 2 bed flat by the council. the flat is unfurnished and I was wondering if i can get community care grant? The only possession we have are our clothes, 1 frying pan, 1 pot, couple of plates and cups. I am in receipt of income support for about 3 years now and been living in the hostel for about 6 months and before that we were staying at friends houses sleeping on the sofa. thank you

  • Social Fund

    March 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm Reply edit

    You should have a good chance, what is the start of your postcode and we will find you the number to call

  • Katie

    March 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm Reply edit

    my postcode is wd17

  • Social Fund

    March 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm Reply edit

    Hi Katie,

    with the postcode Wd17 your local office would be
    Exchange House
    60 Exchange Rd
    United Kingdom
    WD18 0JJ
    Telephone: 0845 604 3719
    Textphone: 0845 608 8551
    Jobcentre Plus Office

  • Alicia

    February 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm Reply edit

    Hi I am 23 and have a 15 month old daughter, my husband left us with no warning in September to go back to America, didn’t leave any money or anything. As he was working and I was home with the baby I couldn’t afford our rent and had to move in wih my family. I have 2 teenage sisters living at home too and there hasn’t really been room for me, myself and my daughter have been sleeping on my dad’s office floor on an old single mattress for over 5 months now. My parents are having some financial difficulty now too and are moving to a smaller house in Barnsley with one small double and 2 single bedrooms, so there is no room for us anymore with them. I have just signed the lease on a new apartment in Sheffield and move in 14th March, but I don’t have my first month’s rent as it stands and I literally have nothing furniture-wise for my house, no pans, plates, nothing. I put in an application on Thursday for a community care grant, am I likely to get it? Also how long do you think it will take? I am on income support but have only been on it for 5 weeks. My local jobcentre is Chelmsford, but my new flat is in Sheffield (where my family is from) so I’m hoping it will be processed before I move as any correspondence will come to my parents’ house here in Essex. Many thanks, Alicia.

  • Social Fund

    February 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm Reply edit

    Hi Alicia,

    We’re you on benefits before the income support?

  • daniell

    February 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm Reply edit

    i am in receipt of dla for my son aged 9 diagnosed 5 months ago with high function ASD and ADHD, carers allowance,child tax credits and income support. my son has just received a statement for educational needs and has a support teacher 25 hours per week. He suffers with anxiety and sensory issues, needs visual prompting to complete basic daily tasks like dressing, teeth brushing, toiling. He also suffers with social interaction and OCD so as a result, he finds it almost impossible to cope and function with sharing a bedroom with his 5 year old brother. He often injures, lashes out or intimidates his younger brother when his personal space has been invaded, he has no understanding of body language or empathy for others and takes everything literally, if things have been moved from his particular place or his brother has used something of his, it turns his world upside down and cannot function with simple taks as his routine has changed. he needs timetables, visual prompting around the house and without the constant guides and routines he suffers with mental disfunctions and physical outbursts resulting in a very exhausted and confused boy, with little self esteem or confidence. For instance at school, he has his own desk and filing cabinet at school in a private area of the classroom just so he can function to keep up with his class. i want to split my biggest bedroom into two with a partitioned wall, so that he can have his quiet, private space to help with him learning to cope with his diagnosis. also i need to add a shower to the bathroom so that he is able to use it independently without the anxiety he experiences, such as he wants to be a grown up 9 year old boy and gets embarrassed with me being present, but is to stressed and anxious for me to leave and so finds it very difficult to complete the simple task of bathing. i also really want to be able to provide him with his own bedroom as he simply cannot complete homework with others or sounds around him and i have to let him do his homework in my bedroom where it is familiar,safe and laming to him, as his psychologist advised that it was because it was his association to me his mum. i really worry for the welfare of both my sons and feel that it is unfair on both of them to continue keeping them roomed together. i worry that my eldest will react badly to his diagnosis and seriously injure my other son without any understanding. Would i be entitled to a CCG for any of these needs? any info would be very much appreciated.

  • Social Fund

    February 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm Reply edit

    Hi Daniell,

    That does sound like a situation that needs to be resolved, and we will look into what can be done.

    Can I ask were in the UK you live? as it may be the case that it is your local authority that has the ability to help, without reading through all the guidance, im at a loss as to what help can be offered via the social fund though.

    The only way I can think of getting any help from the Social fund would be on the grounds of “home improvements/ increasing safety”, may I ask how long you have been on Income Support, and the type of tenancy you have at your present property.?

  • nicohla swhyer

    February 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm Reply edit

    I’m moving out of my family home with my baby, I’m going into private renting through the council an will need all furniture including for my baby! What would I be entitled to? As I’m new to all of this!

  • jemma

    January 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm Reply edit

    I have a 15 month old baby and just recently split with my partner, he has taken everything out the house, including ripping up all the carpet, i cannot wash our clothes, and are sitting down on a cold floor of the night, we are both sleeping on a matress on the floor and its a horrible situation.
    I need to start again and build our house up to become a home but do not have no moey to do this.. please help us.
    Will i get accepted for a community care grant?

  • kirsty burns

    January 19, 2012 at 10:56 am Reply edit

    Hi There i need some advice, my mum needs to move home due to medical reasons, diaetes, cancer and kidney failure. i need her to be closer to me so i can look after her at times when she needs me, especially after chemotherapy treatments, this makes her very sick. she has been offered a new council house which has no carpets and also the cost of moving will be expensive too. is it possile that a community care grant would be issued to her for help with regrads to this?


  • jamie

    January 16, 2012 at 12:43 am Reply edit

    Hi i know this will prob just get seen an not took any notice of but if you do then all im asking is for your help my whole life my family has been trought nothing but hard times an suported me an my 2 brothers trough everything all i want to do is give them something bk witch will mean alot if someone out there can help my mums now ill an its hard to look after her im not asking for million im just asking for help is that to much to ask for these, yes im only 17 an i feel i had to grow up quick i know alot more then i should at this age but having a growing up like i did wasnt the best life to live all i want is to give my mum nd dad family a holiday to remember thanks for your time hope to hear from you.

  • Social Fund

    January 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm Reply edit

    Hi Jamie,

    Im sorry to hear that you have had it so hard, and the† your parents are struggling- however we can’t think of any way that we could help wii†h what you have requested.

  • Nikki Scott

    May 14, 2012 at 11:44 am Reply edit

    Have you thought about trying the british legion or your local church?


    January 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm Reply edit

    Can i get a comunitycare grant to help me pay back my auntie the deposit she pay for me to get my house

  • Social Fund

    January 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm Reply edit

    It is not likely..

  • amy logan

    January 4, 2012 at 11:47 am Reply edit

    what is the maximum amount you can recieve from a comunity care grant

  • marie birchall

    December 5, 2011 at 3:56 am Reply edit

    Hi my name is marie I filled out a community care grant form nearly 2wks ago!. How long does it take 2get a replie bk!. does the money go straight in my bank account if I’m offered any of the grant money?. Are do they send a letter 4me 2sign and send bk first b4 Ithey money goes into my account??., can I find out online if my grant was excepted and if they have sent any money 4wot I deputly really need grant money 4 please?.

  • Sophie wood

    November 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm Reply edit

    I have recently found myself in a crisis situation where i have been having to steal socks and knickers from washing lines as i have insufficient funds to buy these things. Please can i have £30 loan to buy a new bra. I can see a nervous breakdown coming on

  • jenny

    October 26, 2011 at 10:18 am Reply edit

    Hi, I am a single parent with 2 kids under 4yrs, I’m on I.S. and have just got a mutual exchange. As I have no savings, would I be able to get any financial help with a:removal fees, and b:new flooring/curtains as will be different size? And if so, what should I apply for?

  • Social Fund

    October 27, 2011 at 7:47 am Reply edit

    We assume that you have been on I.S for more than 26 weeks? if so that a CCG or budgeting loan may be appropriate, this can be applied for at you local Jobcentre or you can download the form on this site.

  • danny

    October 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm Reply edit

    in advance that is ..

  • danny

    October 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm Reply edit

    hi i need my first month rent asap what do u advise ???

  • mr danny alkins

    October 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm Reply edit

    hi quick question. i was wondering weather social fund would help me? i have been out of work for over 4yrs bringing up my 3 children, and money is really tight, ive tried other options but to no avail. i need help in raising 1000-1250pounds, towards me getting a driving license,as i have been offered a job with great potential and excellent pay. but need to finish getting license to proceed. would appreciate some feed back thanks.

  • romy

    October 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm Reply edit

    I am on incapacity and a homeowner in a block of flats ,can I get help with my share of renewing the common lift

  • Elaine

    October 6, 2011 at 11:22 pm Reply edit

    Would I be able to apply for a CCG for things I need? I have used £900 Of my budgeting loan they say that is my limit. I don’t have any carpet and the cold comes through the floors. Also my cooker broke last week and have no money to replace it could I apply for this on a CCG?

  • charlie

    October 6, 2011 at 8:19 am Reply edit

    can i apply for a community care grant to help with rent arrears

  • emily

    September 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm Reply edit

    Hi I’m 16 and I got kicked out on monday I have been staying with my boyfriend and his mum but I was left with no clothing, toiletries or any money, for food to get to college etc… Is there anymoney I can get at all as I am having to wear the same clothes everyday as I only have one set and there is no one at all who has the money to help me

  • sakurakero

    September 5, 2011 at 9:12 am Reply edit

    i need to move to a different area but i have rent arrears which will take me 15-16months to pay off i have bipolar, borderline personality disorder and re-current depression, i have 3 young children and i have no family to support me up here i am paying £120 a month towards rent arrears but i need to move asap can anyone help me?

  • Miss Atkinson

    August 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm Reply edit

    Hi I’m moving from private rented accomodation to a council property due to domestic violence. However the property has no carpets or a cooker can I apply for help with this. I havent moved in yet but do have all the offer and tenancy agreement. My daughter has breathing problems and severe asthma so dont want to put her in a property that has no flooring need it to be as dust free and warm as possible.

  • vikki

    August 18, 2011 at 11:54 am Reply edit

    hi my husband left me 10 weeks ago and took the fridge and bed as he had brought this, i am now on jsa and thought i could save up for the items but i am finding it very difficult with two children, could i apply for a ccg in these circumstances many thanks x

  • miss howel

    August 11, 2011 at 10:45 pm Reply edit

    me and my partner are disabled and have many illnesse’s with 2 children,on sickness income support,we have to attend many of hospital appointments etc doctors,but due to lake of money we do not have a car on the road at the moment,so lots of appointments are being missed and general life is very diffecult with disabilties and servere pain and no car,so we are not going out allot and this is putting great stress on all the family.we only need £300 max to put our car back on the road, so we can attened all hospitals and shopping etc ,do you think we could get a community care grant,i’m not sure? thanks

  • nikki

    August 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm Reply edit

    Hi, Myself and my partner are on working tax credits and even though we have declared my partner earns £88 a week we are in fact earning nothing even though my partner has a job (which hasnt taken off properly yet).
    The problem is my two boys have outgrown their cotbeds and i cannot afford to buy two single beds or bunkbeds for them to sleep on. Would i be able to get a ccg to cover the costs of this?
    Also in the house we live in the heating is run on heating oil and we have run out, even though its summer its still cold can we apply for anything to help with heating costs?

  • serge

    August 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm Reply edit


    Do I have to print all the pdf and fax it or only the part that I filled out depending of my situation?


  • serge

    August 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm Reply edit


    Thanks for the reply! By the way do you know how long I should be waiting to get an answer.

    Thank you.

  • serge

    August 1, 2011 at 2:34 pm Reply edit


    I just downloaded and filled out the Community care note sheet (SF300) as I just moved out to a new flat and I don’t have enough available income to afford furniture, household… however, where Can I send it or fax it?

    Could you please let me know as soon as you can.

    Thank you

  • Social Fund

    August 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm Reply edit

    Take it to your local job centre, they will fax it and/or pos it for you :)

  • Chloe

    July 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm Reply edit

    Hi can u help I got a 15 month old and a 9 week old baby and I gave only got floor boards so I can’t lay my baby on the floor so he can roll around and my 15 month old has just started walking and it’s hard when he got no shoes on and I find it hard to get out as I got no double push chair can u help please

  • Synthia

    July 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm Reply edit

    I need furniture because I don’t have eny. I’m bisabale an got4 kids

  • Social Fund

    July 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm Reply edit

    Then apply for a CCG, however this will also depend of several other factors.

    You will not be able to get a direct answer with the information that you have supplied- and the best place to get an accurate and detailed response based on your own circumstances is the local social fund section in your area.

  • megan

    July 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm Reply edit

    Hi i was wondering whether you could help my boyfriend he needs to pay a bond of £350 so he can get a flat becausehe has recently been kicked out. can you help please?

  • Social Fund

    July 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm Reply edit

    If he is homeless, then he can apply for rent in advance if he is actually moving into a private property.

  • allen jones

    July 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm Reply edit

    how do i get to fill in a community grant form?

  • Social Fund

    July 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm Reply edit

    Either download it from here and fill it out with a pen, or get one from the job centre and ask for help to complete the form ( the CAB also offer help with filling out forms)

  • mum of 3

    July 19, 2011 at 2:28 am Reply edit

    Hi can you get a community care grant for a new front door and a burgular alarm as I need to feel secure in my house after me and my kids suffered violence and abuse from my ex who is now in prison for this. We all suffer mental issues and are receiving couselling from it we all sleep in one room and we need help with buying things for security I have applied for a budgeting loan and was awarded 400 which isn’t enuff.

  • Social Fund

    July 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm Reply edit

    a budgeting loan is the only way that you can get money for home improvement and security ( as far as we know) out of the social fund – sorry

  • jake

    July 18, 2011 at 8:58 am Reply edit

    my cooker blow up on friday evening and i had to spend my jsa on a new one.ive got no food or toilet rolls for the next 12 days.can i apply for a crisi loan ? please help i feel so ill just eating a loaf of bread for the last 3 doctors appointment tomorrow because of not eating

  • Social Fund

    July 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm Reply edit

    Yes you can apply for a crisis loan in these circumstances- give them a call on the above number

  • amanda*

    June 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm Reply edit

    I live in a private rented house with my two children and have just been give a council house as I was over crowded but I have no money for removal costs or carpets would I able to get a ccg?

  • sarah

    June 7, 2011 at 11:23 am Reply edit

    is it poss to get a ccg within a week, im in need of one bad.

  • Social Fund

    June 11, 2011 at 11:45 am Reply edit

    It is *possible* to have it dealt with in 1 day- however practically it takes a lot longer as you are relying on the postal service twice 3 times during the process.– at least 10 days assuming stuff is sent 1st class and sorted the following day.


    June 4, 2011 at 8:26 pm Reply edit

    I am moving to a new house but i cant leave this house until i fix it and i want afurnitur and a carpet becouse i have a council house with acouncil furnitur when i move to the new house i cant take the furnitur with me . the problem is i have 4 kids one of them a baby [10 month] i dont have alot of time i ask for the grant towic but they refuced to help me , now you have a solution for me .

  • Social Fund

    June 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm Reply edit

    sorry, the only way to get the items that you are saying that you need is to make an application for a grant.

  • michael

    May 31, 2011 at 5:22 pm Reply edit

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I applied for a crisis loan over the phone,I was told that all the money was spent and to apply for a C.C.G (for a cooker).They sent me a claim form and I sent it off on the 26th April 2011.I have phoned once 2 wks ago and they told me it would take about 2 1/2 wks.I have health issues and my doctor advised me that my diet was suffering due to not being able to have cooked meals(living on cold foods and takeaways.How much longer will a reply be ?
    Thank You

  • Social Fund

    June 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm Reply edit

    should take a maximum of 10 days from getting your acceptance letter to the payment being with you.

  • Haq nawaz

    May 27, 2011 at 11:41 am Reply edit


  • bill

    May 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm Reply edit

    hi i am a single bloke who is homeless and finding it very hard to save some money so i can stay somewere and would be grateful for a small loan to help me out thank you

  • Social Fund

    May 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm Reply edit

    You will need to find a property and then apply for help on the 0800 number,

  • Abbey

    May 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm Reply edit

    We are both claiming JSA, Not we were sorry.

  • Abbey

    May 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm Reply edit

    Hi, would i be able to get a loan to help me move from where i am now? Me and my partner live in a flat, we have constant noise from across the street and our neighbours, we have had so many problems while we have been living here, we now keep all our rubbish in our flat as we keep getting told of from our landlord and management for leaving bins out the back even though we dont use the back, our car is getting destroyed, we have to keep our blinds closed as the neighbours keep lokking in at what we are doing. i suffer depression and its not helping and with having to hold our rubbish in the flat makes me feel ill and my ashma plays up alot. We were both claiming JSA.

  • Social Fund

    May 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm Reply edit

    You can apply for help with removal costs AND ARENT IN ADVICE, HOWEVER YOU HAVE TO BE MOVING DUE TO A ( sorry for shouting) risk to your health and safety – and be able to show this…

  • Abbey

    June 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm Reply edit

    me and my partner have both been to the doctors with serious stress issues and both been put on tablets for it, is that what you mean by risk to health?

  • christle lewis-forster

    May 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm Reply edit

    hello ,
    my housing officer has recommended that i apply for a community care grant as for the last year my family and i have been without carpet due to a flood as my partner and i had been out of work we couldnt afford to pay for new ones .Now my partner is back into work we are trying to catch up on bills but he is not on a very big wage and is left with hardly any money so we are unable to afford to relpace the floor coverings .Could you please insist me on if im alegable for this type of grant for my situation or if not is there any other options ?

    thank you for your time ,
    and we hope to hear from you soon

  • Social Fund

    May 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm Reply edit

    It is unlikely- to qualify for a CCG you need to be on a qualifying benefit- is this the case?

  • greeneyes

    April 13, 2011 at 10:31 am Reply edit

    how do i apply for social fund payments on line

  • Social Fund

    April 18, 2011 at 8:46 am Reply edit

    HI, their is no online application process (yet) the fastest way to get a loan in call.

  • Hanna Cork

    April 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm Reply edit

    Hi, im 16 and have to move out of the rented house me and my mum live in as my mum cannot afford the rent, we have until the end of the month to get out, so basically my mums going to be camping on friends sofas as we cannot afford anywhere else, so she wants me to be safe so we went and viewed a flat for me and the lady is willing to take me as a tenent and accept my kittens (not alot of landlords would do this) there is one big hitch though, i need to pay £675 depoist and £475 first months rent, i dont have this sort of money, is there any help i could get? As everything else is sorted i just need this payment.

  • Social Fund

    April 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm Reply edit

    Hi- you may get a crisis loan for the first months rent however the deposit is an excluded item so they will not cover it. Also you may have eligibility issues if your mum is claiming child benefit for you as that would stop you from being classed as an adult. Our advice is to apply for a loan in writing either using the downloadable form on this site and taking it to your local jobcebtre or make a call to the social fund a for a definate answer crisis loan number


    April 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm Reply edit

    Hi there
    I am waiting for the pension credit .I haven`t any income.My saving money are nearly finished.
    What I have to do?

  • Social Fund

    April 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm Reply edit

    Hi you can apply for a crisis loan on the basis that you need an “alignment to benefit” once all your other resources are exhausted .. See this page for The free social fund number

  • pamela cassie

    March 3, 2011 at 10:36 am Reply edit

    i applied for a crisis loan on tuesday, they said they wanted to interview me and i walked down 5 miles from my house… i have pins in my back as i had an accident and they refused the crisis because they said i already lost my money twice in the last year.. and they did not belive me i had to walk home with nothing no food,no ,no gas,no electric i dont get paid for another two weeks and have no family,or friends to help me… i appealed against the desision by filling up another form and they said it can take another week to see if i get anything… which is unlickly is there anything else i can do…….

  • Social Fund

    March 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm Reply edit

    yes- you can ask for an Independent Review (usually done within 48hrs) – this needs to be done at the jobcentre in writing (they will fax it off for you)

  • jim round

    February 17, 2011 at 11:52 am Reply edit

    i need to move out of my family home so need somewher to live so going private is best option its quicker than going council would the social funding help me in any way of say if i asked for deposit money 1 week rent upront n money to get a few bits for the place if i move in thanks hope someone can help

  • Social Fund

    February 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm Reply edit

    The short answer is – yes, you can get help with rent, call 08000328355 and ask for a RENT IN ADVANCE appllication to be taken over the phone ( choose the LIVING EXPNCES Option)

    The “few bits” need to be applied fir in writing si ring the sane number as about but press te option for ITEMS

  • spanishbonita83

    December 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm Reply edit

    Hi, can i get some help regarding me and my kids home personal person life it is a cast so i am asking you can you help me please thanks.

  • Social Fund

    December 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm Reply edit

    call and ask for a Community care grant on 0800 032 8366

  • karen loughney

    November 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm Reply edit

    am i entitled to anything if i work part time?? im moving in to council property for the first time and the place is unfurnished where my last place was …….im not going to be able to afford everything at once and im worried please help ???xx

  • Social Fund

    November 11, 2011 at 9:34 pm Reply edit

    If you are working less than 16 hours you may be able to claim JSA and thus build up an ability to apply for a community care grant or budgeting loan, however there is no other help that you can get for items any longer..

  • Kelly McFarlane

    January 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm Reply edit

    I was giving a community care grant two years ago to move in to my new house after being in temporary accommodation and i am not sure if i would be eligible for another one. My oldest son suffers from severe behavioural problems which has escalated in the last year or so and therefore circumstances have been extremely difficult, even financially. I am looking into moving house very soon as i am in a block of flats and is not substantial to my needs or my childrens needs. I have mental health problems which i have had for years and on medication for it. If i could get a community care grant it wud help me to start from scratch when i get another house to make it suitable for myself and children. If you could give me anything , i would be most grateful.

  • Social Fund

    February 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm Reply edit

    yes you can apply again.

  • katie

    April 27, 2012 at 7:45 am edit

    i have been suffering with bed bugs for the last 2 years i recentley moved into my own home ater leaving my perants i have been here a year and they have come with me !!!! i have tryed EVERYTHING steaming ,spraying litterally everything i have a 1 year old daughter and im 6 months pregnant,, the oly way 2 get rid of thee would be 2 throw everything out spray and start again would i be intitaled 2 a ccg

  • Social Fund

    May 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm edit

    Apply for the CCG first ( this is a good time of year as the new budget has just kicked in…

  • amy robertson

    February 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm Reply edit

    would i beable to apply for a community care grant i had one about 3years ago? coz it would help me out alot thankingyou.

  • Social Fund

    February 15, 2012 at 10:35 pm Reply edit

    Yep, you can always apply-

  • lelo angelique ngimbi

    November 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm Reply edit

    i m disability person i want the money because i came to the hospital im suffers for chronic sickness yuo can contact my jp docteur paul kelland in shoredicth park surgery n1 london. i need bed ,carpet.woodrobe,fridge,cooker. in 2008 i was moved home i asked about money community grant ,there refused to give me money.i can again to asked about money you refused me,pleased i need money.

  • Kelly curtis

    November 13, 2010 at 12:21 pm Reply edit

    I’ve just moved house and need money for furniture

  • stacey jayne gray

    February 15, 2012 at 8:56 am Reply edit

    I’m movin out of a mother and baby hostel in to a two bed flat with my daughter I have no furntuire will I be able to get community care grunt as all I will be takin is my daughters cot thanks

  • Social Fund

    February 15, 2012 at 10:19 pm Reply edit

    Are you on benefits of any kind?

  • k kianrad

    November 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm Reply edit

    i need money for funiture £2000

  • mr kevin john winstanley

    August 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm Reply edit

    i would like to ask for a one off payment for a new double bed for myself as my old one has seen better days i had a breakdown about2 years ago i dont sleep very well at night and cannot afford a new one idont want to be a drain on your fund even if you can give me a small payment towards a bed i would be grateful.

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