COVID Essential Fund

This is a government initiative, paid through the council, specifically to support households suffering financial hardship as a direct result of the impact of Covid-19.

The government awarded councils money under the COVID Essential Fund designed for vulnerable households and families, with or without children, who are particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This means they are struggling to afford essential food and utility bills and have no other available support. 

Funding available for this scheme was extremely limited, and unfortunately has now been exhausted. Therefore we are unable accept any more applications at this time.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties you may wish to contact ‘StepChange’ who are a free debt advice organisation offering help and solutions with debt and budgeting. Please visit their website at or alternatively contact them free from mobiles and landlines on 0800 138 1111. This line is open Monday-Friday - 8pm and  Saturday 9amto 3pm. When contacting ‘StepChange’ please mention that you have been referred by the London Borough of Bromley.