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    Support With Cost of Living

    With the cost of living rising, many families across the country are struggling with the cost of food and energy. On this page is a list of organisations that may be able to offer help and support to those who are struggling to meet the demands of the rising costs. We are always available to offer guidance if you are experiencing difficulties at this time.


    Welfare Grant Organisations

    NRPF financial assistance hardship fund

    Support When It Matters (SWIM) is leading a partnership that has been grant-funded by Hackney Council to distribute financial assistance to residents financially impacted by the coronavirus crisis who are unable to access the welfare system due to the condition ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ (NRPF) applied on their immigration status.

    Financial assistance is to be used to help with items like emergency help with food, reconnection of fuel supply, cost of utilities, help with travel, toiletries, basic communication needs, rent arrears, basic clothing, baby essentials, prescriptions or rent deposits. For further details click here or email one of the partner organisations: 

    • SWIM – Email Angeline or call 07862 071 008

    • Refugee Women’s Association – Email Jasmina or call 07435 753 179

    • Middle Eastern Women in Society – Email Halaleh or call 07958 145 666

    • Kanlungan Filipino Consortium – Email Florence or call 0203 893 1871



    This website has details of a large number of grant awarding charities and help and information on benefits.


    Hornsey Parochial Charities

    Individual grants to people in hardship. Tel: 020 8352 1601

    Website:   Email:



    Shelter provide support to people in hardship to apply to charities and grant making and welfare organisations for support and help.

    Shelter (Hackney Branch)  Tel: 0344 515 1447


    The Talisman Charitable Trust

    One-off and recurrent grants are available for people in the UK who are living on a very low income. Grants can be used for Clothing, Fuel bills, Household bills, Household essentials, Medical and welfare needs.

    Basement Office 354 Kennington Road London SE11 4LD Web: