Our Local Welfare Provision (LWP) scheme helps vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food and essential items. Entitlement for help is based on a person or family's circumstances at the time and is at our discretion.

We can help you with:

  • food parcels
  • gas and electricity vouchers for pre-paid meters
  • payments for increase in energy costs
  • short-term help with your rent if you are experiencing financial hardship, apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

We can give you information about:

Apply for a Local Welfare Provision grant

Fill in our simple online form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

Paperclip To complete this form you will need to provide a recent bank statement to support your application. This should show your name, address, account details and balance.

We are currently receiving large volumes of applications. You will be contacted by an officer when your application is being looked at, or a decision has been made. This may take up to three weeks.

Apply online

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Get in touch if you or your family are in immediate need or hardship.

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