Hardship Grant Community Fund February 2024 Update The Hardship Community Grant Fund is currently open for applications. More information, including the link to the enquiry form, is available on the main HGCF webpage. An eligibility criteria applies to all applicants, these details can be found on the same page. This current round will close on 31st March 2024, or sooner if all funds are distributed, and is now open to all households who have not received a grant payment of up to £200 since this scheme opened in July 2023. Enquiries within the Applications Portal will continue to be prioritised in the order they have been received. Should the number of households on the waiting list exceed the funds remaining, we may close to new enquiries before 31st March 2024. Please be aware that whilst the scheme is open to new applications, the fastest way for eligible households to receive a grant is to complete the enquiry form and secure a place on the waiting list. Please reach out to your Locality Lead Partner in the first instance if you require support with an existing application or an enquiry. Our team here at BVSC can also assist, you can contact us at [email protected].