Grants and other financial help
Grants and other financial help
If you need extra financial help, some places offer grants, special loans and other support. The government offers budgeting loans and crisis loans to people in need, and payments to help with heating bills in cold weather. You can get grants for many different things, from education support to helping you stay mobile and independent. There are grants for special equipment. There are grants for furniture in an emergency. There are even grants to help if you're in debt because of heating or energy bills.
41 Records in Grants and other financial help.
Telephone: 0800 952 0091
Description: Since 1 April 2013 Crisis Loans have no longer been available from the government's Social Fund, but there is an alternative from the council.
Disabled Students Allowance
Student Finance England, PO Box 210, Darlington, DL1 9HJ
Telephone: 0300 100 0607
Description: Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) offers extra financial help for people who want to study a higher education course.
EDF Energy Trust
FREEPOST EDF Energy Trust
Telephone: 01733 421060
Description: This Trust provides grants and financial support to current domestic account customers of EDF Energy.
Free postage for blind and partially sighted people
Telephone: 0345 607 6140 or on 03457 740 740 (Royal Mail customer services)
Description: Royal Mail runs a scheme that allows blind and partially sighted people to send and receive some items of post free of charge.
Free TV Licence - Free for aged 75 and over
Telephone: 0300 790 6131
Description: If you are 75 or over, you can get a free TV Licence.
Help with funeral costs - Funeral Payments
Telephone: 0345 606 0265 (bereavement service helpline)
Description: Funeral Payments help people on low incomes who need help to pay for a funeral they are arranging.
Home Improvement Agency
VISITING ADDRESS ONLY (see 'further information' for postal address): Housing and Community Services Reception, 90 Putney Bridge Road, Wandsworth, SW18 1HR
Telephone: 020 8871 6940
Description: The Home Improvement Agency (HIA) provides help to older and disabled homeowners and tenants of private landlords.
Independence at Home
Independence at Home, 4th Floor, Congress House, 14 Lyon Road, Harrow , HA1 2EN
Telephone: 020 8427 7929
Description: Independence at Home is a charity that provides grants to people of all ages who have physical disability, learning disability or long term illness and are in financial need.
18 Avonmore Road, London, W14 8RR
Telephone: Freephone line on 0800 319 6789 - Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Weekends and bank holidays 9am to 5pm
Description: Older people’s charity, Independent Age provides free information and advice for older people and their families on care and support, money and benefits and health and mobility, along with friendship services to relieve loneliness.
Independent Living Fund
Telephone: 020 8871 7707 (Wandsworth Council's adult social care Access Team)
Description: The Independent Living Fund (ILF) closed on 30 June 2015 – from 1 July 2015 local authorities are responsible for meeting the eligible care and support needs of people who previously received ILF support.