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Westminster Local Hardship Fund

The Westminster Local Hardship Fund is aimed at helping vulnerable residents with essential household costs over the winter months in the form of supermarket vouchers to spend at Sainsburys.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be residing in Westminster. Residents placed in out of borough accommodation by Westminster are also eligible to apply
  • Low income: Applicants must be in receipt of means-tested benefits or have a household income of below £21,500 and struggling financially with household costs (food, energy, water etc.)
  • Applicants with no recourse to public funds can also apply.

How to make a referral:


Westminster agencies will need to refer using the Westminster Refernet Partnership system

You will firstly need to register for this free service. To register please contact


Self-referral applications can also be made by Westminster residents from 4th January 2022; please complete this form  



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