Statutory grants for individuals experiencing hardship in the UK
Discretionary Assistance Fund
This fund has and is being administered flexibly until the end of March 2021.
People on low incomes may be able to get a crisis grant from the Council. This is a payment to help you cope during an emergency or disaster, or due to unexpected expenses. Crisis grants do not have to be paid back (not a loan). Refer to IFAN's Cash First project for more information.
The Finance Support Service supports people who live in Northern Ireland and are in need of short-term financial help.
Available to individuals on a low income and are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of being told to self-isolate - subject to eligibility. This grant will include a specific amount for any children and may be made for periods of more than 14 days.