Home Support Grant

The Home Support Grant is a means-tested grant aiming to help vulnerable residents to remain safe, well and independent in their home. The grant is usually considered as a last resort where no other funding or solutions are available. The maximum grant amount available is £5,000.

Home Support Grant eligiblity?

You will be considered for a grant if the applicant:

  • Is considered to be vulnerable, or has a vulnerable member of their household
  • Has an immediate or imminent risk to their health, safety or wellbeing, or to the person in their household
  • Is over 18
  • Has not received assistance through the Home Support Grant in the previous 12 months

Applicants circumstances are assessed to check eligibility. As this is a means tested grant, applicants will also be expected to provide information about their financial circumstances.

Home Support Grants can go on to fund improvements in the home, including:

  • Replacing failed or dangerous electrical wiring or gas piping
  • Window replacements
  • Installation of external security lights
  • Installation of basic central heating or replacement where the existing system is inadequate
  • Energy efficient works such as loft insulation or insulation of hot water tanks and pipes
  • Installation of additional lighting to enable safer passage around the home

The Grant is not intended to fund works which are the responsibility of a landlord. Private sector tenants can apply for a contribution of up to 50 percent for any improvement work, depending on the individual circumstances of the application. Any application of this nature will require the property to remain available for rental for at least 12 months.

Applicants who own their home will also be expected to confirm their intention to remain at the property for at least 12 months.

For more information or to apply for a Home Support Grant fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Last updated 21 June 2019
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