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Financial support

Given the huge amount of job and financial uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is natural that many people will be worried about money and access to essential necessities.

In this section, there is information for both individuals and families on the grants, hardship funds and debt support available. 

Alongside this list, we recommend that you visit the website of your local council or contact them directly to see what local support is available.

Step Change

Step Change is the UK's leading debt charity where you can get expert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help you tackle your debts

Visit their website if you are in a cash crisis situation and urgently need money for food or other essentials. This video also explains what to do if you’re worried about your financial situation. 

Turn2us

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Use their free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tools to check what benefits you might be able to claim and what grants you might be able to apply for.

Family Fund - helping disabled children

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child, they might be able to help.

Resourcing Racial Justice

The Resourcing Racial Justice fund is a coalition of people of colour innovators, change makers, activists, artists and social leaders dedicated to social change.

They have established a new UK wide-funding pool to support individuals and communities working towards racial justice.

Yapp Charitable Trust

Yapp Charitable Trust make grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work.

Debt Advice Foundation: 0800 043 4050

The Debt Advice Foundation is a charity that provides information and a helpline to help you understand the array of options that can be considered; such as a debt management plan, bankruptcy, IVA and debt consolidation.

Make A Difference Trust

The Make A Difference Trust is fighting HIV and AIDS one stage at a time. 

Their Crisis Fund is designed to provide support to those in the theatre industry who are experiencing unexpected financial distress as a direct result of Covid0-19.

Grants Online

Grants Online is the UK's most comprehensive and up to date UK grant funding information service.

A number of organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

They also help with urgent needs of refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. The help they can offer will depend on where you are. 

Find out more here.