We provide urgent assistance for essentials items. This support is usually via cash grants to assist with a range of needs, such as food, utilities, clothing, bedding, appliance repairs, replacement of appliances that have failed, or other essentials. We do not make awards for carpets, floor coverings or electronic devices.
Applications must be endorsed and submitted by a sponsor, acting in their professional capacity. Eligible sponsors include social workers, health care professionals, teachers, clergy and third sector organisations. Applications from individuals cannot be accepted.
Available funds are limited and all applications will be evaluated against evidence of a family’s financial status. If you receive an award from the Urgent Assistance Fund you cannot re-apply for a period of 1 year or in some instances up to 2 years.
The Urgent Assistance Fund has been a lifeline to families during lockdowns and with the growing cost of living crisis, even more families are requesting support.
If you would like to provide much needed relief to families and are in a position to do so, please make a donation to the Urgent Assistance Fund. Any donation made will go direct to families struggling to feed their children and keep the lights on.