Birmingham Local Welfare Provision
Please read the information below before making an application for the Local Welfare Provision scheme.
The Local Welfare Provision scheme seeks to assist vulnerable people who are in short term crisis, to meet their needs for food and essential items or to assist them to maintain their independence within the community. The scheme is not intended to replace the council’s statutory obligations, in any way.
Each application will be treated on an individual basis and the grant-based system will not require applicants to repay any awards made to them.
Before a grant is awarded the applicant will usually be required to demonstrate that their need cannot be met by another source. This may mean asking for help directly from other agencies or other parts of the council before continuing with an application.
The scheme is purely discretionary; a customer does not have a statutory right to an award and the amount that can be paid out by the scheme in any financial year will be determined by the amount of funding received from central government.
Once the scheme fund has been exhausted for the respective financial year, there will be no further awards.
PLEASE NOTE: Before a grant can be awarded, the applicant will be required to demonstrate that their need cannot be met by any other source. This may mean asking for help directly from other agencies or other parts of the council before continuing with an application. Details of where help has been sought should be included on the application form.
In order for a claim to be made quickly and accurately please read the essential information below before deciding to continue with your application.
- Birmingham and Solihull Womens Aid
- St Basils Homeless Prevention
- Birmingham Central Foodbank
- Betel Furniture Superstore
- Birmingham City Mission
- Loan Shark lending is a crime
- EDF- Affordable Energy
- British Gas
- Scottish Power