If you live in Merton and need financial help we can offer you a one-off grant to pay for things like food, a gas or electricity bill, replacing an essential household appliance or buying a school uniform.

If you've applied to us for a grant within the last 12 months please call us on 020 8946 0735 before completing the form.

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 welfare@wimbledonguild.co.uk

Application process

1. Access the application form by clicking here

If you would like support with filling in the application form, or would prefer to send us a hard copy, please contact us.

How to send us your application form

By post to: Wimbledon Guild, Guild House, 30/32 Worple Road, Wimbledon SW19 4EF


By email to: welfare@wimbledonguild.co.uk

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. 

Wimbledon Guild is committed to keeping your data safe. Click here to see how we use your information when you apply for a grant.  

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. Click here to access the form.

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 info@polishfamily.org.uk.

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.

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