Short application, speedy payment.

Applications must be made using the form below.

We do not accept applications directly from individuals. Applications must be made and supported by a professional with current knowledge of the applicant’s circumstances – such as a benefit adviser, health visitor, or housing officer. Individuals who need support should refer to our leaflet, which contains details of organisations which can help.

Key points.

We prefer to make payment by bank transfer – either direct to the beneficiary, or to an intermediary organisation to be disbursed in cash. We want beneficiaries to be responsible for the management of their grant. You should not routinely request payment to an intermediary organisation where a beneficiary has their own bank account. Supervised spending will be permitted only where requested by the beneficiary, or where the beneficiary lacks capacity.

By submitting this form, you agree that you have the consent of the prospective beneficiary, for us to process their data in line with our privacy and data protection policy.