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Main points

  • The Emergency Assistance Payment (EAP) had 59,014 applications and the Individual Assistance Payment (IAP) had 13,062 applications during the financial year 2017 to 2018.
  • 4,120 applications were approved for the IAP for people to get furniture like a sofa or freezer or a washing machine. 34,322 grants were awarded for the EAP to help pay for essential costs, such as food, gas, electricity or clothing after an emergency.
  • The highest number of applications for the IAP came from people living in Cardiff (2,244), Newport (1,164) and Rhondda Cynon Taf (1,163).
  • The highest number of applications for the EAP came from people living in Cardiff (9,591), Rhondda Cynon Taf (5,497) and Newport (5,279).

Emergency Assistance Payment (EAP)

Applications made and grants awarded by local authority
Local authority Number of applications Number of grants awarded
Blaenau Gwent 1,747 920
Bridgend 2,167 1,227
Caerphilly 3,526 2,011
Cardiff 9,591 5,650
Carmarthenshire 2,466 1,491
Ceredigion 352 244
Conwy 1,487 908
Denbighshire 1,736 1,053
Flintshire 2,217 1,338
Gwynedd 1,860 1,016
Isle of Anglesey 1,064 639
Merthyr Tydfil 2,015 1,193
Monmouthshire 840 537
Neath Port Talbot 3,300 1,852
Newport 5,279 3,029
Pembrokeshire 1,208 725
Powys 864 501
Rhondda Cynon Taf 5,497 2,996
Swansea 4,558 2,693
Torfaen 2,524 1,520
Vale of Glamorgan 1,943 1,198
Wrexham 2,854 1,580
Total 59,014 34,322

Individual Assistance Payment (IAP)

Applications made and grants awarded by local authority
Local authority Number of applications Number of grants awarded
Blaenau Gwent 450 117
Bridgend 513 170
Caerphilly 764 242
Cardiff 2,244 658
Carmarthenshire 672 249
Ceredigion 166 51
Conwy 402 127
Denbighshire 355 102
Flintshire 485 130
Gwynedd 441 165
Isle of Anglesey 258 69
Merthyr Tydfil 395 118
Monmouthshire 209 73
Neath Port Talbot 624 223
Newport 1,164 413
Pembrokeshire 312 99
Powys 107 29
Rhondda Cynon Taf 1,163 324
Swansea 910 313
Torfaen 422 106
Vale of Glamorgan 554 189
Wrexham 436 151
Total 13,062 4,120

 

About the Discretionary Assistance Fund

The Discretionary Assistance Fund provides 2 types of grant that you do not need to pay back.

Emergency Assistance Payment (EAP)

A grant to help pay for essential costs, such as food, gas, electricity or clothing after an emergency.

Individual Assistance Payment (IAP)

A grant to help you or someone you care for live independently in their home or a property that you or they are moving into.

Find out who can apply and how to get a grant from the Discretionary Assistance Fund.

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