Apply for the Mayor of Guildford's Local Support Fund
What you need to know
The Mayor of Guildford's Local Support Fund helps people facing financial problems.
You can apply for a grant from the Mayor of Guildford's Local Support Fund if:
- you live in the borough, and
- you've been referred to us
The most that can be awarded is £250. You can only make one application within a calendar year.
If you've applied to Guildford Poyle Charities, the Mayor's Local Support Fund cannot provide funding for the same item. You can apply for a different item.
Someone must refer you
You cannot apply for yourself. A person or organisation must refer you and apply on your behalf. If successful, we'll send them the funds to pass onto you.
Referrals can come from many places including:
- a Guildford Borough Council officer
- a Councillor
- Citizens Advice
- social services, health visitor, doctor or school
Grants can be given for:
✔ kitchen items and appliances
✔ household furniture
✔ debt relief orders
Grants will not be given for ongoing expenses such as:
✗ utility bills
You can apply for a grant towards the cost of school uniforms. Check with your school's home school link worker before you apply as they may be able to help.
If applying for a grant towards the cost of carpet, add the room measurements to your application.