If you live in Merton and need financial help we can offer you a one-off grant to pay for things like food, gas and electricity, replacing essential household appliances or buying school uniforms.
We have a limited amount of money available, so we have to make sure funds are given to those who need it most. To apply for help, you need to be able to show that:
- You live in Merton
- You are struggling financially
When you apply for a grant there are a few different parts to the process. You’ll be asked to fill in a form as well as answer some questions on the phone, and you’ll need a bank statement, some ID, and something with your address on to show you live in Merton.
But don’t worry, we’ve done this plenty of times before and we’re happy to go through everything with you. If you need help, email us at email@example.com.
2. Fill in the form on your device, or print the form and fill it in
3. Send us your application form along with:
- Proof of address (something with your address on to show you live in Merton)
- One month's bank statement
How to send us your application form
By post to: Wimbledon Guild, Guild House, 30/32 Worple Road, Wimbledon SW19 4EF
By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our team will be in touch to discuss your application. We’re a small team and will do our best to get back to you within a week of receiving your documents. To help us, please complete all sections on the application form and send it to us along with your supporting documents.
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Information for care professionals
Care professionals and key workers can make a referral to us for someone living in Merton who needs emergency financial help.
Please include a supporting statement or letter of reference from you or another professional with their application.
Hosting Ukrainian guests
Any Ukrainian refugees on the Friends & Family scheme who are worried about money can apply for a Ukrainian hardship grant from Merton Council. These are based on need and can be up to £200. To apply, email the Association for Polish Families at email@example.com.
If you’re a host taking part in the Homes for Ukraine scheme, you can apply for an optional ‘thank you’ payment of £350 per month, for as long as the guest remains in your accommodation, up to 12 months. To apply, visit the Merton Council website.