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This fund makes welfare grants of up to £500 to purchase essential domestic equipment and furniture.

Who can apply?

Applications are invited from social workers or other health care professionals working in related fields supporting families with a child/children under 16 living in Count Durham. (excluding Darlington)

What type of funding can you apply for?

Examples of the equipment or activities supported are listed below:

  • Domestic appliances
  • Household equipment
  • Furniture
  • Baby equipment

The guidelines should be read very carefully before making an application.

The fund will not support carpets/flooring, cost associated with debt relief or clearance of debt, the payment of any bills.

When to apply

Grant Award Timings: typically, 4-6 weeks from submission of application

Please contact a member of the Grants Team on 0191 378 6340 if you have any questions or need help with your application.