The local welfare assistance scheme for Greenwich is called Emergency Support Scheme. For more information see the Greenwich Council website.

There are two types of support available:

  •  Community support awards
  •  Emergency support payments.

You can only apply online.  You can telephone for help completing the form. The phone number is on the website.

You can download guidance notes and a procedures document about the Greenwich scheme, which were provided to us in 2014, from the links on the right hand side of this page.