Home repair assistance grants

If you are disabled, vulnerable, or on income related benefits, we may be able to offer you a discretionary emergency home repair assistance grant.

These are specifically designed to provide help for small-scale emergency repairs, improvements or adaptations, such as repairing a leaking roof, a broken down heating system, or rewiring. 

We have a limited budget and offer these grants on a priority need basis (read the criteria for home repair assistance grants - see appendix B).

An application for an emergency home repair assistance grant will include a visit from our private sector housing officer to assess the problem and risks posed to occupants and to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Please note that this grant is not available if:

  • you are not an owner occupier
  • the works have already started before a grant has been approved
  • you are applying for a retrospective grant as the work has already been done
  • you do not meet the eligibility criteria.

For more information, call our team on  01543 308231, 01543 30870601543 308714 or email our housing team.