New financial support for adults in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council is launching a new resilience fund, which is also open to carers.

The Resilience fund is available to anybody who is experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of the pandemic. This fund is flexible and can give you support for your immediate or long-term needs. It will be open to anybody who can demonstrate the following:

  • Lives in South Gloucestershire,
  • Over 16 years old,
  • Savings under £6,000 or if over, able to demonstrate why they can’t use the funds to assist with the financial impact,
  • Be able to show how Coronavirus has had a negative impact on their finances.

There are many reasons why you may be finding it difficult to cope financially because of coronavirus.

These include:

  • being made redundant
  • a cut in working hours
  • owning a business that has been closed due to lockdown
  • increased living costs
  • a cut in income.

Please note: each application will be looked at on a case by case basis.

Find more information and instructions on how to apply on the South Gloucestershire Council website.

For general coronavirus guidance and information, visit our Coronavirus guidance for carers page.