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The Discretionary Assistance Fund provides 2 types of grant that you don’t need to pay back.
Emergency Assistance Payment (EAP)
A grant to help with essential costs after an emergency or if you have experienced a disaster such as a flood or fire in your home.
The payment will help you cover the cost of food, gas and electricity, clothing and emergency travel.
Individual Assistance Payment (IAP)
A grant to help you or someone you care for live independently rather than enter or remain in an institution such as a care home or hospital.
With this grant you can receive:
- white goods such as a fridge, cooker and washing machine
- essential home items such as beds, bedding and seating