Welfare and Distress Fund
North Hertfordshire Welfare and Distress Fund is a small independent charity fund administered by North Herts CVS. It is a very small fund and was set up from an investment made in the 1940's when the fund was known as the Letchworth Air-Raid Distress Fund. Its main aims are to support those North Herts residents who are ‘in need’ with a small grant that may be used to purchase furniture, white goods or other household necessities.
The maximum grant awarded is £250 but please note that we only have £2000 available for 2020/21 so this must be used for urgent referrals only.
Applications must be made by professionals such as North Herts Citizens Advice, Housing Officers, Social Worker's or Children’s Centre staff using the form below. Individuals looking for assistance should first contact one of these agencies and ask them to refer their details through to us. Please do not contact us directly as we cannot process a grant without a formal referral.
Please note that if you are a Settle resident you need to contact your Housing Officer directly to make a request as we no longer manage these referrals. Thank you.