The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) no longer provides Crisis Loans or Community Care Grants.
Sheffield Local Assistance Scheme provides loans and grants if you receive benefits. We provide small amounts of support to people in particular circumstances.
You may be able to apply for a loan if you need help as a result of an emergency or a crisis, where there is a severe risk to the health and safety of you or a family member.
Local Assistance Loans are administered by the Sheffield Credit Union and must be repaid.
We will make a decision on your application within 2 working days.
These help people establish themselves in the community or to ease exceptional pressure and can be awarded for household furniture and other essentials.
The Grant will not have to be repaid.
We will make a decision on your application within 15 working days.