Our money advice and support referral form will be unavailable on the morning of Tuesday 16 April. This is due to planned website maintenance.

Please complete any urgent applications before this time 

Website maintenance will not affect the Better off Calculator, Discretionary Housing Payment applications and forms on external sites like GOV.UK

If you cannot afford essentials such as food, energy bills or housing, you may be eligible for a payment from our Cost of Living Crisis Fund. 

Each Crisis Fund payment is worth up to £500. The amount depends on your circumstances and the size of your household.

You can apply for two payments in any 12-month period, but you must wait at least six months to make the second application. 

Who can apply 

Anyone who meets all of the below criteria can apply including Camden tenants and private renters. You must: 

  • be over 18, or over 16 if you live independently 
  • have lived in Camden for at least 6 weeks 
  • show that you're in urgent financial need by providing current bank statements
  • have not applied for the fund in the last 6 months 

We are prioritising applications from residents who: 

  • have not received a Cost of Living Crisis Fund payment in the last 12 months 
  • are in the highest need of support 

How to apply 

If you're eligible, refer yourself to our Money Advice Service. One of our advisors will call you back to go through the application with you.

If you're a private renter, you can also apply by emailing the Camden Federation of Private Tenants at cols@cfpt.org.uk

Refer yourself for money advice  

If you have difficulty completing the form, please phone us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9) and we will book an in-person appointment for you. 

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What happens next

Address check 

We will check our Council Tax database to confirm you are a Camden resident. If you’re not registered, we may ask for another form of proof. 

Payment 

If your application is successful, the support you will receive will either be a payment into your bank account, or vouchers that can be used for things like energy saving appliances. 

Claim benefits you're eligible for

Check you’re receiving all the benefits you’re entitled to by using our Better Off Calculator.

Household Support Fund (HSF) 

If you’re in severe financial hardship, you can also apply for up to £500 from the Household Support Fund (HSF).