Benefits and support Apply for a cash grant if you are in financial crisis

Help is available if you are struggling financially because of COVID-19 measures 

You can apply for a cash grant of between £30 and £60 if you are in crisis or have an emergency that's out of your control.

To be eligible you must:

  • live in the area covered by Manchester City Council; and
  • be 16 or over; and
  • have no capital or savings; and
  • get one of the following benefits; Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • not be experiencing hardship because of a decision by the Department of Work and Pensions (if you are, visit the DWP website or call 0345 608 8545); and
  • not have already received a cash grant within the last 12 months, or

We are also temporarily offering support to carers, including households where a child or young person is the carer. The carer does not need to meet the eligibility criteria.

Do not submit more than one application for half-term free school meals.

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