The local welfare assistance scheme for Swindon is called the Emergency Assistance Fund. It can provide awards to a person if:

  • 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
  • The person or family requires assistance moving into, or remaining in, the community.

For more information see the Swindon Borough Council website.

How to apply

Apply online, or download and complete the application form. You can telephone for assistance. The phone number is on the website.