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Apply for the Mayor of Guildford's Local Support Fund

What you need to know

The Mayor of Guildford's Local Support Fund helps people facing financial problems.

You can apply for a grant from the Mayor of Guildford's Local Support Fund if:

  • you live in the borough, and
  • you've been referred to us

The most that can be awarded is £250. You can only make one application within a calendar year.

If you've applied to Guildford Poyle Charities, the Mayor's Local Support Fund cannot provide funding for the same item. You can apply for a different item.

Someone must refer you

You cannot apply for yourself. A person or organisation must refer you and apply on your behalf. If successful, we'll send them the funds to pass onto you.

Referrals can come from many places including:

  • a Guildford Borough Council officer
  • a Councillor
  • Citizens Advice
  • social services, health visitor, doctor or school


Grants can be given for:

✔ kitchen items and appliances

✔ household furniture

✔ clothing

✔ debt relief orders

Grants will not be given for ongoing expenses such as:

✗ rent

✗ utility bills

✗ debts

School uniforms

You can apply for a grant towards the cost of school uniforms. Check with your school's home school link worker before you apply as they may be able to help.


If applying for a grant towards the cost of carpet, add the room measurements to your application.