Crisis Loans and Grants
From 1st April 2013, the Welfare Reform Act 2012 transferred funding from the Department for Work and Pensions to Local Authorities for Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans. Local authorities were not required to use the funding to deliver a scheme, however here in Sutton we believe that we need to support our most vulnerable residents in times of need and have developed a similar scheme. Our scheme is called Crisis Loans and Grants, and will be voucher based (no cash). It will only be there to help residents in extreme hardship or crisis.
The links below provide detail on our scheme, eligibility criteria, how to apply, who we are working in partnership with, how we will use your information and links to useful organisations in the Borough that also support people in times of hardship.