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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.
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s professional body for musicians and subject association for music. Access support via their website, as well as information on grants available.
A friendly, safe meeting place offering practical assistance to all asylum seekers and refugees in Croydon. They offer refreshments, information, essentials, language classes and more.
MCNI advocates for the rights of migrant workers in NI, tackles racism, aims to eliminate barriers against migrant workers and more.
They have three offices across NI, in Belfast, Lurgan and Derry~Londonderry and offer bilingual services, immigration advice, records and reports on hate crimes.
Bristol Law Centre is a charity providing free legal advice on benefits, immigration, housing and more.
Zola is a specialist BAME refuge run by Juno Women's Aid. There are specialist staff members who can support women’s language and cultural needs. They speak Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English. They support women with issues such as safety, housing, benefits, immigration, finances, children and health.
BME Support Group is a non-profitable organisation, providing practical support for Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) families and individuals, in North-West Ipswich and it's district.
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.
Good Finance is a collaborative project to help improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises. It has curated a list of over 60 grants and funds that social enterprises and charities in the UK can apply to.
Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Through a free English language school, supported housing projects and InterAction Drop-in, they support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants to integrate successfully into the community and lead more independent and resilient lives.
Inter-Ethnic Forum aims to help Ethnic Minorities (racialised people) in the Mid & East Antrim Borough Council area.
The can assist with the process of integration, help with form filling, finding out more about benefits, dealing with racial discrimination and more.
One25 are a Bristol-based charity that support women through crisis and trauma.
They offer an outreach van for women on the streets at night, a daytime drop-in centre, a casework team, as well as specific teams for those with experience of child-removal and those in recovery.
The Welsh Refugee Council have been successfully empowering asylum seekers (people seeking asylum) and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. They offer support in a range of languages through advice, advocacy, casework, English classes, family support and more.
The Brittle Bone Society is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). They offer general, financial, grants, NHS and information support for either adults or children.
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.
They have a benefits calculator and tailored advice for young people, older people, migrants, disabled people, people in the criminal justice system and other groups.
Grants Online is the UK's most comprehensive and up to date UK grant funding information service.
BCRC assists people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (racialised) communities throughout the Causeway Coast and Glen’s borough.
They do this through ESOL and conversational English classes, a drop-in service, housing support and more services.
Tees Valley Women's Centre is a voluntary grassroots venture providing a one stop shop for women in a non-threatening safe environment, helping to support the wellbeing of local women.
They provide one to one support, advice, guidance, training, education, and employment opportunities.
St Pauls Advice Centre offers specialist advice, information and casework services on welfare benefits, debt and money, employment, housing, immigration, discrimination and other community care issues.
They offer independent, impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and free advice.
BAME Helpline Wales can signpost you to relevant organisations, provide specialist employment advice.
Their support also covers information on topics (in a range of languages) including health, work, welfare entitlements, education, housing and personal safety.
Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland.
They provide a wide range of services spanning all aspects of community justice. These range from conflict resolution to prevent disputes escalating, to supporting prisoners on release and housing.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
The UK’s biggest and most established business support organisation for small businesses and the self-employed offers advice and resources.
Support for refugees, asylum seekers (people seeking asylum and refuge) and other migrants in need through the provision of free advice on immigration, welfare and health.
Voices in Exile supports refugees, asylum seekers and those with no recourse to public funds. Advice covers NRPF, food & fuel poverty, asylum support, housing & homelessness, immigration support (people seeking asylum).
BOSH provides an outreach service providing anything they reasonably can to make lives more comfortable for people experiencing homelessness.
They also provide advocacy, advice, one to one support and help settling in to a new home and maintaining a tenancy.
Open Doors Hull in Hull provide a range of activities and resources for asylum seekers, refugee and migrant workers (people seeking refuge and asylum).
Their weekly drop-in service includes food, small cash support, clothes, classes, immigration/benefit advice and worker support.
Friends, Families and Travellers are the only national charity working on behalf of all Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities regardless of ethnicity, culture or background.
They offer health support, provide accommodation services through casework and outreach teams, support children and young people with schoolwork and more.
The Resourcing Racial Justice fund is a coalition of people of colour (racialised communities) innovators, change makers, activists, artists and social leaders dedicated to social change. They have a UK wide-funding pool to support individuals and communities working towards racial justice.
London Business Hub brings together the best of the capital's huge business support in one convenient place.
Toynbee Hall work to tackle the causes and impacts of poverty in East London. They provide: Legal advice, debt advice, work advice, youth projects, learning programmes and create research and policy reports
A discrete offshoot of Brighton Migrant Solidarity. They are the only organisation in the Brighton area providing housing support to destitute migrants who are not allowed to work or have no recourse to public funds. They take referrals directly from organisations such as Brighton Voices in Exile. In addition to accommodation, they also provide financial, practical and emotional support to locally based migrants.
Borderlands has been supporting refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration status in the wider Bristol area since 2011.
They help refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration from exclusion to belonging with mentoring services, drop-in support and more.
Khidmat Centres in Bradford address inherent inequalities in services for the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic (racialised) backgrounds.
Support includes older people services, education classes, health and wellbeing, welfare benefits advice, a women's group, learning disability groups, carers groups, Muslim Women in Prison Projects and more.
The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Bristol website has useful telephone numbers and information on accessing services such as health, education, accommodation, benefits and emergency services.
They support the community through form filling, benefits advice, council tax, planning issues, health care services and equality issues.
Citizens Advice is a network of independent charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
Age UK is the leading charity for older people. They offer help, information and advice on their website.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK's leading sight loss charity.
They offer practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people, their families and carers. They also raise awareness of the experiences of blind and partially sighted people and campaign to make society more accessible.
Asylum Welcome welcomes asylum seekers, refugees and detainees who have fled persecution and danger in their own countries and seek refuge in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
ARA provides structured treatment, counselling, housing support, education, training and employment guidance, as well as many other interventions to promote recovery and a healthier life.
They are a major provider of supported housing services in Bristol.
Accessible to speakers of nine different languages, Cheetham Hill Advice Centre is an independent neighbourhood service in Manchester.
They can advise on welfare benefits, money and debt, housing/homelessness, employment, access to adult immigration/nationality issues and more.
IRMO is a community-led organisation that provides Latin Americans with tools and information in an empowering process to build fulfilled, independent and integrated lives in the UK using a rights-based approach.
Their work spans education, training, employment, advice, case-work and immigration and wellbeing support.
The Debt Advice Foundation is a charity that provides information and a helpline. They offer support to understand the array of options that can be considered such as a debt management plan, bankruptcy, IVA and debt consolidation.
CIAC is a free information, advice and support to Chinese people who are disadvantaged and living in the UK. They offer support on navigating immigration, home and housing help, legal assistance and more.
CREST is a user-led charity working to promote racial equality, and social justice by improving the social and economic position of BME (racialised) communities.
From food parcels to grant support, they have an array of support available.
The Gatehouse offers free support for adults aged 25+ who are homeless, vulnerably housed, on low income and/or looking for company and community.
Shire Advice Service offer advice, information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues, family issues and more. They are fully accessible and based in North Bristol.
Wai Yin Society provides support for Chinese women and their families and other communities in need in the North West of England.
They have a range of employment, education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups, including Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and many European nationalities.
Latin American Women's Rights Service are a human rights, feminist organisation run by and for Latin American migrant women in the UK.
Their direct support includes casework for women experiencing gender-based violence, counselling and emotional support, advice on benefits, employment rights, family law and immigration and workshops.
Money Helper offers free and impartial money advice, set up by the Government. It includes support covering debt and borrowing, homes and mortgages, budgeting and saving, work and benefits, pensions and retirement, family and care, cars and travel and insurance.
IMECE supports women from ethnic minority (racialised) backgrounds, in particular supporting Turkish, Kurdish and Cyproit Turkish. They work with all those who self-identify as women. Services include counselling, advice and information, and training.
Hackney CVS is an umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. They offer advice and training to local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector works.
The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre Slough offers a range of services and classes.
SBAS provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.
MaCO is a community-led group which has been set up to support Congolese asylum seekers and refugees in Manchester.
They offer free and confidential advice, assistance, representation, advocacy, translating and interpreting services. This includes support around welfare, health, social education (culture), academic development, employment, finance management and life in the UK.
Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP) support disabled Spanish and Portuguese speaking people living in London including their carers, families and communities.
They have a range of services, projects and information such as English classes, a food bank, befriending group, housing support and more.
The National Debtline is a charity giving free and confidential debt advice to people in England, Wales and Scotland.
Kiran Support Services is an Asian women organisation based in Walthamstow. They offer support for people seeking refugee, immigration advice, help for women in abusive relationships and more.
They also provide safe, temporary accommodation to Asian women and their children.
Disability Action is a Northern Ireland charity that works with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities, and mental health disabilities.
This organisation offers up a range of services from advice, advocacy, driving support, education and training, transport, legal and work advice.
WTRRP offers support to refugees, asylum seekers and non-European migrants with no recourse to public funds in West Hertfordshire. Their mission is to help provide access to the advice and services needed, often providing long term support (i.e. basic needs including food, ESOL, befriending etc) until statutory services are in place. WTRRP does not provide accommodation but finds ‘ways and means’ to help source emergency accommodation.
The Trust aids young people aged 16-25 fighting cancer, or affected by cancer, throughout Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Devon.
They do this with the provision of grants which can be used towards relieving physical or financial needs.
RIFT are the UK's leading tax rebate experts. They offer comprehensive guides on rebates, returns, fees and general tax advice, including a live chat and phone service.
They are able to be your agent in dealing with HMRC, and provide advice on tax debt and mental health.
PDREC provides advocacy, advice, information and support services for BME (racialised) people and others who have been victims/witnesses of racial/religious hate crime incidents, abuse, discrimination or prejudice in Devon.
Issues addressed include domestic violence, safeguarding, housing, health, isolation, unemployment, poverty and destitution, identity and education.
The Trussell Trust provides emergency food and support. They support a nationwide network of food banks to work with people locked in poverty. If you cannot afford food, they can direct you to a local food bank and emergency food. If you can afford food but are unable to get it, they can point you to your local council or Citizens Advice.
Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) women who are experiencing domestic abuse and all forms of harmful traditional practices.
As well as a refuge, they also offer advocacy, support and peer support for professional women.
An award-winning bridge organisation fostering cultural access points for Black young people.
Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together (CAST) is a Southend-based community group, committed to bring an end to destitution amongst asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with no recourse to public funding (NRPF) living in Southend.
Headway have just over 40 years experience in helping survivors of brain injury live as independently as possible.
They provide social and cognitive rehabilitation for adults with brain injury across Bristol, North and North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.
WEN works with a vibrant coalition of organisational and individual members to transform society – no one organisation alone can deliver equality. Their work sits under three pillars, connecting, campaigning and championing women.
Gloucestershire Chinese Women's Guild provides free language support, home visits, advocacy, interpretation, advice on benefits and education and training.
Their staff speak Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.
IFAN has mapped the UK's independent food banks on an interactive map, of which there are at least 1172 across the UK. They also campaign on food poverty.
P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based charity offering advice, information, advocacy support and counselling to ethnic minority (racialised) women and children, including domestic abuse support.
Their number is 01473 231566.
Haringey Migrant Support Centre provides a weekly drop-in service for migrants. The drop-in offers free immigration advice from legal professionals, and advice and signposting services on welfare and health issues.
Anglo-Chinese Cultural Exchange provides a supplementary school, benefits for the elderly, translation support, health and wellbeing information, free immigration legal advice, seminars, workshops and certified volunteering opportunities for teenagers
1625 Independent People is a charity that supports young people who are experiencing homeless or at risk of homelessness in the South West.
They find secure homes, teach life-skills, offer advice, help access training and job opportunities.
Refugee Roots is a Christian charity that helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK.
They offer a warm welcome, support and friendship through a range of activities like virtual kitchen, art sessions and women's groups.
Devon Communities Together provide a range of projects and services which support communities throughout Devon.
They offer programmes and advice on a range of topics such as benefits, money, business, health, affordable housing and more.
Feeding Britain run a network of emergency food programmes across the UK to protect children and their families from hunger, including school holiday programmes, community food centres, fuel banks and advice and advocacy. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points.
Mutual Aid is a list of local support groups established during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Whether you're self isolating and are in need of help, or you have time available and want to help others you can use this website to find a group local to you.
Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) supports asylum seekers, migrants and refugees in south east London.
Their services include advice in welfare benefits, housing, education, employment, health and immigration. They also run a foodbank.
The Refugee Survival Trust in Scotland provides refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed.
They offer housing support, a travel fund and bus passes for new or soon-to-be mothers in the Glasgow area who are seeking asylum.
Filwood Hope is a walk-in centre which provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefits, debt housing and food bank referals. They also provide counselling, with host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum offer practical advice, information, support and friendship to people seeking asylum or refuge.
They have a community centre, offer advice and support (including for LGBTQIA+ communities) and run trainings. They also have different activities in their groups for women, youth and gardening.
On the last day of each month Trans Fem donate to five transfem groups or individuals working within the UK.
Olio is a mobile sharing app where you can give away, borrow or lend things in your community for free. The app connects you to neighbours with spare food or household items and others nearby who wish to pick up those items.
An UK platform connecting Muslims who can give Zakat with those who should be receiving it locally. You can access their website to find out more or to apply for Zakat.
They offer support through four funds - Hardship Relief Fund, Housing Fund, Work Fund, and Education Fund.
Sufra NW London is a Community Hub that provides Emergency Food Parcels; a Community Kitchen; Guidance and Advocacy; an accredited Food Academy course; a Refugee Resettlement programme; and a Community Growing Project that provides training in horticulture, school environmental visits and a vocational training course. They address both causes and consequences of extreme poverty, homelessness and isolation.
The Multi-Cultural Family Base Scotland works with families from minority (racialised) communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties.
They offer a range of services including practical housing support or around financial problems. They also provide support on dealing with discrimination.
CBO offer information, advice, assistance and self help within local communities and primarily the Bangladeshi and other BME community throughout the Borough of Sandwell. They offer information, advice and guidance on welfare, immigration, ESOL, skills and employment, education, women and young people's services, and much more.
The East Midlands Money Advice Partnership is a network of organisations across the East Midlands who provide free, confidential debt advice to members of the public who are facing debt problems.
Filwood Hope is a community organisation that supports the communities of Knowle West.
Which? is the UK's consumer champion. They research consumer issues that matter, with impartial expert advice. They also do product reviews.
The All Ways Network works to empower small charities working with Muslims.
They support small charities via a range of services from webinars, focused group sessions on topics such as bid writing, to an annual meet the funders event and more.
The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is a Tottenham based arts venue championing Black artists telling their own stories.
SAaS aim to create a cultural, social and mutual support for Devon and Cornwall’s South Asian community.
They have a wide membership of people who are drawn from countries surrounding the Indian sub-continent or part of the Asian Diaspora. They provide social welfare, recreation alongside multicultural events.
Impact Pathways is a ‘map’ of provision designed to help people who live and work in the West Midlands access support they might need. It allows the public and professionals to search in their area for the resource, knowledge and expertise of statutory agencies.
The Neesa Project are an all-inclusive, Muslim-led group who provide both social and educational activities for women and children in Norfolk.
They arrange a monthly social event for women and children, hold weekly sewing classes and organise cooking sessions, sporting events and activities for children.
Cheetham Hill Advice Centre are an independent neighbourhood advice centre, established in 1977. They provide confidential help, advice and support to local residents in Cheetham and Crumpsall and across Manchester. They provide advice on a wide range of subjects such as Welfare Benefits, Money & Debt and Housing/Homelessness.
The Brighton-based BMECP is an infrastructure organisation that runs training and events as well as a range of community services including a food bank, a 50+ group, a Chinese Elders group and a range of drop-in sessions on topics such as interpreting, money and yoga.
Darlington Association on Disability provide support, information, advocation and services for disabled adults and children in Darlington.
DAD offer services such as youth support, peer support, hate crime support, direct payments, advocacy and an independent living hub.
Narco SWITCH Project offer education, housing, justice, and health and wellbeing services support people to put in place the things they need to move forwards and build positive futures. They work collaboratively with other services and providers.
The Cornwall Refugee Resettlement Network is a committed group who are passionate about Cornwall being a place of welcome, refuge and sanctuary.
They offer practical support such as sponsorship, workshops, providing resources, campaigning and running conferences to communicate with the local community.
Tuntum is a BME (racialised) led Nottingham based housing association. They offer culturally sensitive support services. Their support includes specialist services for teenage parents, and separate temporary housing for young people, men and women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The Zimbabwean Community Norwich aims to offer support, advice and assistance, including prison visiting, to members and relevant others of African origins who are in distress.
They run community events, an internship programme and more.
A free TFL resource which outlines free and discounted travel opportunities for different people.
The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin.
They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information including around employment, education, financial, and legal.
International Community Organisation of Sunderland support ethnic minorities (racialised people) in the North East.
They offer a wide range of support, information and advice - from employability to welfare rights.
Shine provide specialist advice and support for spina bifida and hydrocephalus across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They offer support in a number of ways, including on employment, benefits, advice for carers and more.
Aid Box Community provides support, supplies and sanctuary to refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol.
They provide support including a free shop, social groups, community trips and more.
Himmah is a Social Justice Organisation, with a mission to tackle food poverty, racism and educational inequalities. As well as operating the largest independent food bank in Nottingham.
GYROS is a charity that supports migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in East Anglia, UK.
They provide free information, advice, guidance and advocacy on a range of subjects, including immigration, housing, Universal Credit, debt, EUSS, rights in the UK and more
The cost of living crisis continues to impact millions of families across the UK - and affording food has become one of the toughest expenses.
In this piece, our Brand and Engagement Lead, Zoe Daniels (They/Them), breaks down what the rise in energy and fuel prices means and what resources are available to support you.
In the UK, there is a racial debt gap meaning that Black and Asian households are more likely to be affected by debt.