The Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund

Welcome to the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund, supporting individuals and families dealing with increased costs of living. You can apply for a one-off £50 supermarket voucher.

Right now, individuals and families are dealing with a significant increase in the prices of things they need, like groceries and services. This means families must decide whether to spend more money to keep buying what they used to or cut back on some things.

Empower yourself in the face of rising living costs. Apply for a one-off £50 supermarket voucher to navigate the challenges of increased prices. Our fund is designed to support individuals and families, offering financial empowerment and flexibility. Apply now for a helping hand in managing your budget and ensuring your well-being.

Who is eligible for the fund?

The Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund has been set up to help those who are vulnerable and in need of support.

You must satisfy the following criteria: 

  • You reside in one of the East London Boroughs: Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
  • You are under severe pressure because of the increased cost of living.

Please only submit one application per household. It is not necessary to submit more than one application.

If you want to apply on behalf of someone, please take their consent and complete the form below.

Because all funds are discretionary, you do not have a legal right to receive assistance, as with other benefits.

What happens after I have submitted an online application form?

If you have submitted all the information required, and your application is successful, we will contact you. If you have not heard from us, unfortunately, your application has not been successful. Therefore, it is very important that you submit all the information requested.

What happens if I do not meet the criteria?

Please do not make an application to our fund if you do not meet the above criteria. Instead use the following link to explore government assistance that may be available to you. Find out more.

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