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The City of Lincoln Council has produced a Cost of Living Support leaflet, please see the downloadable attachment below

Worrying about Money? 

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Connect to Support Lincolnshire

An online information and advice library, community directory and marketplace for adults in Lincolnshire

Home Energy Advice

Lincoln Foodbank

Lincoln Community Larder

Food Aid network

Find independent foodbanks across the country mapped here  

The Warm Welcome Campaign is the community response to the crisis. We are determined to equip and support thousands of freewarm, and welcoming spaces in communities across the UK. To find a space near you click the link below

Cost of Living Government Support

Use the website below to find out what support you are entitled to 

Grants to Support Individuals & Families in Need (UK)

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charities, housing associations, schools and social services providing support for individuals and families across the UK who are in financial need.
The Cosaraf Charitable Foundation’s Hardship Grants will support individuals and families who have exhausted all other sources of funding and are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, work- or education-related expenses, or rent arrears.
Priority will be given to:
· the most financially excluded people
· families over individuals
· those with caring responsibilities
· items that will make the most difference to the individual/family’s long-term future
Other than in exceptional cases, Hardship Grants will only be made available for:
· Household items (white goods and occasionally other items i.e. sofas, wardrobes etc.)
· Basic Living Expenses (Utilities or food)
· Work- or education-related expenses (interview clothes, school uniforms, laptops)
· Rent arrears and Council tax arrears, but only where there is a clear and obvious risk of homelessness (for rent arrears involving a social landlord please outline what support has already been offered to your tenant)
· Contribution to immigration-related costs, where the current immigration status directly causes financial hardship to the applicant
Applications can be made at any time and are assessed every six weeks.

More info:

Organisation name:
Cosaraf Charitable Foundation - Hardship Grants



Grants for Older People on Low Incomes 

Small grants of up to £400 (£500 for couples) are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales.
Grants can be used to cover essential expenses such as purchasing a new fridge, paying unexpected bills, food, clothing, or covering gas and electricity costs. 
Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000 (£5,000 for couples) and who do not fit the criteria for other funders:
· Home Essentials to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations.
· Digital Connection to help older people get online. 
· Financial Support to help with unexpected bills.
· Essential Living Costs including clothing, food, medicines, and books.
Applications must be made via a third-party Referral Agent such as charities, local authorities, religious organisations, housing associations, community organisations, Information, Advice and Guidance providers and social services representatives, etc.
Applications can be made at any time.
Organisation name:
Friends of the Elderly



Night Light Cafes
The Night Light Café exists to provide a listening ear and some evening company for people who are finding life difficult. Because it helps to talk.

Please message us or call 0300 011 1200 to book in or to refer someone.
We offer a listening ear and some friendly company at any of our cafés