If you’re struggling to afford essentials such as food, energy bills or housing, you may be eligible for a £500 payment through our Cost of Living Crisis Fund.
How to apply
There are several ways to apply for support from our Cost of Living Crisis Fund. You can:
- call Citizens Advice Camden on 0808 278 7835
- if you’re a council tenant, you can also speak to your neighbourhood housing officer
- if you’re a private renter, you can also email us COLprivaterenter@camden.gov.uk or contact Camden Federation of Private Tenants on 020 7383 0151
- contact one of the organisations in Camden Advice Network
The amount you can receive will depend on your circumstances and the size of your household. Payments are up to a maximum of £500. You can receive up to 2 payments over a 12-month period.
The support you receive could be a payment into your bank account, vouchers or help with debt repayments. It could also include appliances to help you reduce costs such as a slow cooker, air fryer or microwave.
Who can apply
To apply, you must:
- be over 18 (over 16s can apply if you live independently)
- have lived in Camden for at least 6 weeks
- provide proof that you are in urgent financial need
We will check our Council Tax database to confirm you are a Camden resident. If you are not registered, we may ask for another form of proof such as a bill, bank statement or benefit letter sent to you at a Camden address.
If there is more than one adult or family in your household, the application must come from the person responsible for Council Tax.
If you apply for a Cost of Living Crisis Fund payment, we can also help you access other advice and support that’s tailored to your situation. This may include:
- advice to reduce your energy bills
- benefits, budgeting and debt advice
- help to find a job or increase your income
- mental health and wellbeing support
- support to access the internet or a digital device
Our website has more information and support with cost of living.
You can also call us on 020 7974 4444 (choose option 9 for welfare support).