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Surrey Crisis Fund

Published: 21 December 2018

Emergency grants for people in crisis

Would you know where to go if you suddenly found yourself with no access to money?

The team at the Surrey Crisis Fund (formerly known as the Surrey Local Assistance Scheme) help people who find themselves in a crisis situation with nowhere else to turn for help. It could be job loss, unexpected delays or problems with benefits payments or people fleeing domestic violence – there are lots of reasons why this can happen to people young or old and through no fault of their own.

The Surrey Crisis Fund is an emergency discretionary grant to be used for food, gas and electricity, travel fares for medical appointments or job interviews. The scheme can also provide essential furniture and white goods for those who need to set up a new home and don't have resources of their own.

The award winning scheme was set up five years ago in response to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to provide support for Surrey's most vulnerable residents. The team work closely with Surrey's Citizens' Advice and the Department for Work and Pensions.

If you find yourself in need and have nowhere else to turn, Surrey County Council's Crisis Fund may be able to help you. Visit the Surrey Crisis Fund web page for more information.

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