Apply for a grant

We can provide assistance with

  • Short term financial emergencies
  • Essential white goods
  • Travelling expenses for attending medical treatment
  • Mobility aids
  • Home adaptations due to disability
  • Rent deposits and removal costs
  • Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Order fees
  • Rent arrears, in some circumstances

We are unable to provide assistance with

  • Debts
  • Holidays
  • Private medical treatment fees
  • Private education fees
  • Nursing home fees
  • Educational grants, study fees or course costs
  • Legal fees
  • Immigration fees
  • Car purchase


Supporting documentation

Once your application form has been submitted, you will be asked to supply supporting documentation for yourself and any co-habiting partner, including but not limited to:

  • Evidence of your qualifying employment: Former nurses and midwives who are no longer on the NMC register, and all health care assistants / maternity support workers, will need to provide evidence of employment such as a copy wage slip or email/letter from their employer/former employer
  • Benefits: A copy of any relevant Universal Credit breakdown and/or Child Tax Credit award letter
  • Bank statements: Copies of at least 2 months’ worth of bank statements for all and any bank accounts for yourself and your partner
  • Quotes / estimates for any specific items which you need help affording


What next?

If you think you are eligible for a grant, please complete the online application form below. The form should take at least 20 – 30 minutes to complete and you will be able to save and resume your progress.

Once your application has been submitted, a member of the welfare team will then contact you within 2 working days to confirm what supporting documents we need from you.

If you would like to discuss your circumstances or the application process with one of our welfare team before you apply, please contact us at or call 01527 595 999 (and choose option 1).

If you would prefer us to send you a paper application form, please email details of your name and address to

Start your application

You’ll be able to save and resume your progress if you need to.