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The Social Fund
|Description||The Social Fund is a Government scheme to help people on low incomes with costs that are difficult to afford. It offers additional money for winter heating, help with funeral costs and more. The fund offers: |
- Budgeting Loans
- Cold Weather Payments
- Winter Fuel Payments
- Funeral Payments
- Sure Start Maternity Grants
For all of these, decisions are made at Jobcentre Plus offices. To find out more, or to apply visit the GOV.UK website ( https://www.gov.uk ) or visit your local Jobcentre Plus. More information about the Social Fund can be found on Department for Work and Pensions website.
The social fund also provided Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans until 1 April 2013, when the responsibility was passed to local councils. In Wandsworth the Wandsworth Discretionary Social Fund will coordinate these local arrangements.
Record last updated: 18 June 2014