Community Crisis Payment

Applications for assistance connected to the Household Support Fund can be made through our existing Community Crisis Payments(CCPs) and Community Support Grants(CSGs).

CCPs are intended for applicants who are unable to meet their immediate short term needs. This can be either in a crisis in relation to some expenses or as a consequence of a disaster.

Expenses that can be considered whether the need arises from a crisis or a disaster are -

  • daily living expenses such as -
    • food
    • toiletries
    • fuel
  • meeting the cost of repaying emergency credit on a gas or electric prepayment meter, so the supply of fuel can be maintained or restored
  • emergency travel expenses where the applicant is stranded away from home in a disaster

Community Crisis Payments can no longer be awarded for emergency accommodation.

Our current timescales to process applications are 2 working days.

Rules and exclusions apply. For more details on these, telephone us on 01482 300 303.