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Essential Living Fund

This scheme is a grant system and is open for anyone to claim.

To see whether you qualify for the award you will need to answer questions about your income, earnings and savings. You also need to give proof of your financial situation.

The scheme can cover applications for:

  • furniture - such as a bed, settee, armchair, wardrobe, table
  • furnishings - such as carpets, curtains, bedding
  • white goods - such as cookers, fridge, washing machines
  • household equipment - such as cooking utensils, small electrical appliances
  • fuel connection (or re-connection) charges
  • clothing and footwear
  • general living expenses - these are day to day living expenses such as groceries, nappies, toiletries, cleaning/hygiene products, money for pay as you go fuel meters.

General Living Expenses (e.g. groceries, nappies, toiletries, hygiene products and fuel) apply by calling us on 0300 7900124 between 8:45am - 5:15pm.

For furniture/white goods/clothing and footwear/household equipment by using the online application form:

  • if you live within the Thurrock Borough use this online form

Note: any furniture, furnishing or household equipment will be second-hand. White goods will be reconditioned or new where appropiate.

For more information, please visit the website

Who to contact

Website
www.southend.gov.uk/.../elfforessex
Notes

For General Living Expenses (e.g. groceries, nappies, toiletries, hygiene products and fuel) apply by calling us between 8:45am - 5:15pm.

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