Tenancy Hardship Grant for Private Rented Sector Tenants
We are currently developing an online application process for this grant. However you can still upload and submit your documents to us online.
The Tenancy Hardship Grant is a grant to provide financial assistance for people in private rented accommodation who are struggling to pay their rent because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
What is available?
A total of £9.8 million is available to support people in private rented accommodation across Wales.
Eligibility for the grant
To apply for a Tenancy Hardship Grant, you must have had financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic that meant that you have not been able to pay your rent.
- have built up 8 weeks or more of rent arrears between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2021
- have struggled to pay your rent or rent arrears due to Covid-19
- live in and hold a tenancy for a private sector property in Wales
- not have been getting housing benefit or housing cost payments through Universal Credit when you built up your rent arrears
- not have been able to fully pay your rent during the period when you went into arrears because of Covid-19
Who is not eligible for this grant
You will not be able to get a Tenancy Hardship Grant if you have not experienced financial hardship during Covid-19 and deliberately not paid your rent to your landlord or agent.
How to apply
- Download and complete the Tenancy Hardship Grant application form
- Upload all of the following documents:
- Your completed Tenancy Hardship Grant application form
- proof of ID (a photo of your driving licence or a passport or a birth certificate)
- two separate household bills to verify address (including the Council Tax bill(s) for the period of the rent arrears)
- a copy of your bank statements for at least the past two months (including any saving accounts you have)
- a copy of your Tenancy Agreement
Tenancy Hardship Grant: Application Form (MS Word, 40KB)
Tenancy Hardship Grant: Upload documents
What happens after applying
Your details will be checked and we will contact you about your application.
You may also be contacted if you need to provide more information.
If your application is approved
If your application is approved your grant will be paid to the landlord on your behalf.
This grant will not need to be paid back.
If your application is not approved
Your application will be refused if you do not meet the eligibility criteria or have not provided the evidence needed to take forward your application.
You could also get help and advice from Shelter Cymru (external website) or Citizen's Advice (external website).
If you need more information about the Tenancy Hardship Grant, you can email us at email@example.com.