Covid-19 Emergency Living Fund
Covid-19 Emergency Living Fund set up to help people in financial hardship. The county council has extended its existing Welfare Support Scheme to create a new Emergency Living Fund to help people who are in financial hardship because of the coronavirus.
The Welfare Support Scheme already provides practical support to those in financial hardship for things like food deliveries, rent, gas and electricity top-ups, and essential household items such as furniture and white goods.
The new fund will offer more help, and now covers the replacement of white goods that have broken down, supermarket vouchers and cash when necessary.
You can apply for help if:
- You are a Gloucestershire resident over the age of 16 and you are classed as being in a vulnerable group, for example, you have a history of mental illness or you need support to avoid uncontrollable debt; and
- You are either on a low income or receive benefits; or you are on a low income or are newly unemployed and you are waiting for a benefit claim.
For more information on who can receive support and how to apply or refer someone, visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/covid-19-emergency-living-fund or apply via there website https://gcc.aurigaapp.org/login.php