Applications for this grant closed at midnight on 16 April 2021

This page supports the application for the coronavirus winter grant. To apply, you should have received a letter from us, indicating you are likely to be eligible for this grant.

Please note: applications for this grant will close at midnight on 16 April 2021. Applications received after this time, will not be processed.

As a reminder, the eligibility criteria for this grant has been strictly defined. If you fall outside these criteria, the grant will not be awarded.

You must be one of the following:

  • a parent, carer or guardian of a child aged 0 to 16 years who lives with you
  • a parent or carer of a young person aged 16 to 18 years who lives with you, or a young person aged 16 to 18 years living independently
  • a parent or carer of a young person aged 19 to 24 years with special educational needs or disability, or a young person aged 19 to 24 years with special educational needs or disability
  • a young person aged 18 to 21 years who has previously spent time in the care of Warrington Borough Council as a child

Also, you must currently be claiming one of the following (income based on household):

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any other benefits you claim)

Young people who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or carer, can claim for themselves, however full household circumstances will be taken into account. 

This grant can be used for food, heating, electricity, cooking, and water needs. It is not intended to cover debt advice and general financial hardship support which is not linked to food, warmth and/or hygiene. This grant should not be used to cover housing costs as there are other benefits and support available to help with these costs.