Localisation of the Social Fund: Countdown to change

March 2013

From April 2013, the discretionary elements of the Social Fund, Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans, will cease to operate at a national level. Funding to provide a replacement scheme will be devolved to local authority level.

This note reports on a meeting to discuss the localisation of the Social Fund held with representatives of benevolent organisations and local authorities on 27 February. The meeting was organised by the Association of Charitable Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group and London Funders, and kindly hosted by CCLA.