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: 

More information 

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  
  • childcare 
  • mental health and wellbeing support  
  • support to access the internet or a digital device 

Further support 

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).