Hardship grants 

Turn2Us  : https://www.turn2us.org.uk/  Directory of hardship grants for people in different situations.  Plus info on benefit rights and a benefit calculator to help you prepare a claim and know what you can get.

Tons of Help : https://tonsofhelp.com/apply.  To get a £100 grant send a short email stating your name, geographical location, and a summary of your circumstances.  Attach one document with proof of address, and one document with proof of bank account ownership (must include account name).

Smallwood Trust – hardship grants for individual women https://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/grants-individuals Support for women on low incomes struggling to make ends meet or trying to overcome financial problems and maintain independence. Criteria: aged 18 or above; have right to reside in the UK; on benefits or have an income below the Minimum Income Standard;  savings under £2,000; can produce evidence of financial situation including of any debts that are under £10,000.  Note: read their guidelines carefully.

Camden Council's Cost of Living Crisis Fund : Camden residents struggling to afford basics such as food, energy bills or housing maybe able to get £500 payment. More information here: https://www.camden.gov.uk/financial-support-for-residents1. Most councils have a similar scheme - search your Councils website for Cost of Living support.

Camden CAB offers help with claiming Universal Credit by phone & webchat, and in-person help after you have claimed. More info here: Help with claiming Universal Credit

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