Shropshire Council

Financial assistance for Shropshire residents

The Council now has a range of funding available to help the most vulnerable of Shropshire’s households to manage over the winter months

If you have been told by NHS Test and Trace Service that you must self-isolate and stay at home then you may be eligible for a £500 grant to help you financially during your isolation period. For more information and to claim online view here.

If you have been affected by the pandemic and you are struggling to pay for food or other essential bills we have a number of ways in which we might be able to help you. We have been granted money by DEFRA and by the Department for Work & Pensions to help those residents in Shropshire that are most in need, with food and a range of other essential outgoings.

Our advisers will go through your circumstances with you and will complete an initial application, they may also be able to point you in the direction of other help and advice available. After that, a specialist adviser will deal with your application, including any supporting information we may need to help us decide.  

You do not need to be getting benefits in order to qualify, each application will be looked at on its merits and will take all of your circumstances into account, including any other money you may have available to you.

So if you, or someone you know, is having difficulty meeting outgoings, or there is risk to your home, call us on 0345 678 9078

Please note that this is limited funding, and once it's spent we will no longer be able to provide assistance from this grant funding, so please don’t delay.

If you have any queries regarding this grant, please contact us on 0345 678 9078.