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Grants Available to Struggling Richmond Residents

Categories: Children,East Sheen,East Sheen News,News

If you or someone you know are experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid, struggling to afford food or other essentials, Richmond AID and Citizens Advice Richmond (CAR) may be able to help with a DEFRA emergency assistance grant for food and essentials. The grant can be up to £500 for households with two children or £300 for household without children, states MP Sarah Olney’s latest newsletter. This grant is for food and essentials like gas and electricity, winter clothes, beds, etc.

Applicants must be over 18, live in the borough of Richmond and be struggling from the impact of Covid, for example due to:

  • Reduced pay or lost job
  • Benefits issues
  • Struggling to afford food and other essentials
  • Extra costs as a result of Covid

Individuals with no recourse to public funds are also eligible, particularly if

  • there are community care needs
  • they have serious health problems
  • there is a risk to a child’s wellbeing

Richmond AID and Citizens Advice Richmond can talk to you about the grant and advise you on a range of different options or support available to you.

You can contact Richmond Aid by calling 020 8831 6464 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm) or emailing

Citizens Advice Richmond supports all residents living in the borough of Richmond. Call 0300 330 2114 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm) or email via the website.

Author: Bori Kiss

Bori has been a member of the ESV team since 2012. She loves long walks in Richmond Park and coffee that's not too hot to drink.