Grants of up to £500 are available to help older people of state pension age, living on a low-income with the costs of home essentials, unexpectedly large bills, living costs and getting connected online.
Referral Agents who know the older person in a professional or community capacity must apply on the older person’s behalf.
Referral Agents can include housing associations, local authorities, charities, community organisations, social workers, advice providers, health centres, cultural and religious centres. A doctor/GP surgery may also be a referrer, but only if they are willing to submit the application and follow through on the outcome.
Please note that Referral Agents cannot be friends, family, neighbours, or other individuals.
To apply, the Referral Agent should complete the online application form.
Applications may be made at any time.