Benefits, grants and money advice

Information on the benefits and grants you may be entitled to plus advice to help you find a way forward.

Winter fuel support scheme

Welsh Government have announced a new scheme will be available for eligible households to claim a one-off £100 cash payment to provide support towards paying winter fuel bills.

Applying for the scheme will be available from 13 December 2021.

Find out more about the winter fuel support scheme (external website)

Check and claim the financial help available

If you’ve been affected by the £20 per week Universal Credit uplift Scheme ending, Citizens Advice Denbighshire can help you check and claim the financial help available.

Find out how to contact Citizens Advice Denbighshire (external website)

Services and information

Isolation payments

If you have been told to self-isolate on or after 23 October 2020 by NHS Wales TTP service, you may be entitled to Financial Support.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments can help people receiving Housing Benefit/Universal Credit with ongoing rent costs, deposits and/or removals.

Council tax reduction scheme

You may be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax depending on your income.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit designed to support people of working age who are on a low income or out of work.

Housing benefits

You may be able to claim help with your rent if you are of State Pension age or residing in supported accommodation.

Education and schools: Grants and funding

Financial support from free school meals to student loans.

Citizens Advice Denbighshire (external website)

Free, confidential and impartial advice to help people maximise their income, find debt solutions, benefit entitlements, consumer rights and much more.

Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) (external website)

For those in financial hardship, the Discretionary Assistance Fund provides two types of grant that you do not need to pay back.

Help with mortgage debt or rent arrears

If you are worried about paying your mortgage or keeping up with your rent payments there are many ways you can get help and support.

Tenancy Hardship Grant

The Tenancy Hardship Grant provides financial assistance for people in private rented accommodation who are struggling to pay their rent because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Financial support for individuals (external website)

Find out about the financial support available for individuals.

Tax-free and taxable state benefits (external website)

Information about state benefits that are taxable and tax-free state benefits.

Employee Training Grant

Find out if you can get funding of up to £2,000 through the Employee Training Grant.

Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit (WIMLU) (external website)

Contact WIMLU for help if you, or someone you know, is a victim of illegal money lending or if you think there is a loan shark operating in your area.

Consumer advice (external website)

Contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline if you need more help with a consumer problem.

Adapting or improving a property

Find out about the help available to change or improve your home, or make it more energy efficient.

Community Funding and Grants

Find out what funds are available for your community.

Sports grants

Find out if you or your team is eligible for funding.

Appeal a benefits decision

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your benefit claim, then you can ask for a reconsideration or appeal the decision.

Report benefit fraud (external website)

Report benefit fraud online.

The Money Advice Service (external website)

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government.

Arts and culture grants (external website)

The official body that funds and develops the arts in Wales.

Cold weather payments (external website)

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest.