The local welfare assistance scheme for Leicester is called the Community Support Grant Scheme. There are two types of grants available:

  • Crisis grant: Where a person is in crisis and the financial support required is immediate and urgent
  • Support grant: Where the person is in need of support due to financial hardship but the need is not immediate

For more information see the Leicester City Council website.

You can download the manual for council staff administering the scheme as provided to CPAG in 2014 from the link on the right hand side of this page.

The scheme policy for 2017-2020 is available on the website.

How to apply

You can apply by phone. The phone number and opening hours are on the website.