The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) abolished the discretionary Social Fund payments system on 1 April 2013.
However, the DWP continue to administer applications for:
We replaced the DWP’s discretionary Social Fund system with a scheme called Community Support Grants.
There are two types of Community Support Grants:
You will have to meet an eligibility criteria and awards will be made by way of a spend card, voucher or by the Council arranging the delivery of goods or services. No cash payments will be made.
Awards are made at the Council’s discretion. We only have a limited amount of money for Community Support Grants so we may not be able to pay every claim. We will treat all applications on their individual merits, with the overall intention of:
Please note that we may ask you to provide evidence to support your application.