Benefits and Grants

Information and advice on benefits and grants

Benefits and Grants

A grant can be money or products given by one agency, often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust. These are given to individuals, businesses or education settings.
They are given for all different things like to help you access education, set up your own business or to do some voluntary work.

Using this link you can put in your postcode and age to see what is available in your area:

A benefit is an amount of money that you could be entitled to depending on your situation

Using you can have a look at the different categories which may mean that you can apply. This site also has a benefit checker.

This site has its own benefit checker you can use

Who can help me locally with benefit and grant advice?

Citizens Advice Southwark can help with DLA and PIP applications and renewals
For more details visit or phone for advice between 9.30-4pm Mon-Fri (7pm on Tuesdays) on 0300 330 1170

Contact a Family Southwark can help you to access grants and funds for different things. You can contact the team on 0207 358 7799 or by emailing

Southwark Local Support Team

Are you claiming all that you are entitled to? We can help you:

  • Make sure your benefits are correct
  • Help you with claims for new benefits
  • Help to get mistakes put right

To book an appointment please call: 020 7525 2434 Or email:

If you are over 60, or housebound, vulnerable or unable to visit us, we can visit you at home, help you with your claims, and offer advice about all of the extra income and services you may be entitled to.

For a full benefit entitlement check please contact the Southwark Local Support Team at Southwark on 020 7525 2434 or