Emergency assistance fund

Who may be eligible

 Assistance will only be given if either of the following apply:

  1. There has been an unexpected serious emergency or crisis; and failure to give assistance will mean there is a significant risk of harm coming to the person or the person’s family
  2. The person or family requires assistance moving into, or remaining in, the community.

Additionally, a person is only entitled to assistance from the fund in the following circumstances:

  • They are and have been a resident within the Borough of Swindon for at least 6 months or have a strong connection to Swindon if they are homeless 
  • They are in receipt of or likely to be entitled to means-tested benefits or tax credits and have an annual household income of £15,000  or less (not including disability related income)
  • Where they do not have any savings or any other means of accessing support
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