Financial Hardship Help and Grants

ServiceInformationContact
Herts HelpIf you are struggling, please get in touch with HertsHelp – trained friendly advisors are on hand to offer confidential assistance and can put you in touch with helpful services and support locally.E: info@hertshelp.net
W: www.hertshelp.net
Hertfordshire Money Advice UnitBenefits, Pension, Debt advice and more…Visit: Guides from our Money Advice Unit
The Wellfield TrustThe Wellfield Trust can provide one-off grants for people on low incomes, who are in need and who have lived in the parish of Hatfield for six months.
Most people who get grants also receive benefits.
T: 01707 251 018
E: wellfieldtrust@aol.com

Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm
View how they can help here
Bounce Back ChecklistIncomeMax, has produced the Bounce Back Checklist that details benefits, grants and organisations that can help, including details of where to get money adviceVisit: Bounce Back Checklist
Money and Pensions Service (MaPS)MaPS have a MoneyHelper section on their website aimed at people who:
– are struggling to keep on top of their bills and payment.
– have experienced a reduction in income or squeezed budgets.
– are self-employed
– have been or are worried about being made redundant or losing their job
Visit: MoneyHelper
Respite and Convalescent BreaksThe Hertfordshire Convalescent Trust provides respite and convalescent breaks for people who are residents of Hertfordshire,  who are on a low income and have a physical or mental illness in the family.
The break needs to be for a short time, and in the UK only. The Trust can’t give grants for anything else.
Typical grants are in the region of £500-700 per family.
Grants to individuals will usually be lower.
For eligibility and to apply contact:
T: 07731 403096 | E: hertsconvstrust@outlook.com
HertSavers Credit UnionLocal Credit Unions, which are not-for-profit savings and loans schemes. For an explanation on what credit unions do and how they help individuals, families, and communities. Visit: https://www.abcul.coop/credit-unions/about-credit-unions

For more information about your local credit union visit www.hertsavers.co.uk
Citizens Advice Welwyn HatfieldFree, independent, confidential and impartial advice on your rights and responsibilities.
They provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect their lives. They value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
Visit: Citizens Advice Welwyn Hatfield

Find out how to understand and reduce your energy bills on the Citizens Advice website

Debt Support

ServiceInformation Contact
StepChange Debt CharityStepChange is a charity that helps thousands of people overcome debt every week. They provide various guidance, support and tools to help you take control of your finances.60 second debt test 
Online debt advice tool 
Guide to the Breathing Space Scheme 
Visit: StepChange
Surviving Economic AbuseEconomic support during the cost-of-living crisis  – Surviving Economic Abuse – information and guidance on a range of topics to support victim-survivors of domestic abuse.Visit: Surviving Economic Abuse
Financial Support Line – Surviving Economic Abuse
T: 0808 1968845 
Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
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