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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, 10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021

Read about the arrangements following The Duke of Edinburgh’s death

Main points

  • The Emergency Assistance Payment (EAP) had 95,072 applications and the Individual Assistance Payment (IAP) had 21,802 applications during the financial year 2018 to 2019.
  • 6,521 applications were approved for the IAP for people to get furniture like a sofa or freezer or a washing machine. 52,159 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 (3,734), Newport (1,830) and Rhondda Cynon Taf (1,766).
  • The highest number of applications for the EAP came from people living in Cardiff (14,897), Rhondda Cynon Taf (9,232) and Swansea (8,149).

Emergency Assistance Payment (EAP)

Applications made and grants awarded by local authority
Local authority Number of applications Number of grants awarded
Blaenau Gwent 2,974 1,494
Bridgend 3,754 2,060
Caerphilly 5,228 2,730
Cardiff 14,897 8,166
Carmarthenshire 3,641 2,093
Ceredigion 487 306
Conwy 2,552 1,433
Denbighshire 3,140 1,741
Flintshire 3,994 1,741
Gwynedd 2,388 1,389
Isle of Anglesey 1,422 837
Merthyr Tydfil 3,599 1,860
Monmouthshire 1,215 704
Neath Port Talbot 5,405 2,711
Newport 7,811 4,316
Pembrokeshire 1,765 991
Powys 1,073 626
Rhondda Cynon Taf 9,232 4,791
Swansea 8,149 4,791
Torfaen 4,100 2,270
Vale of Glamorgan 3,087 1,849
Wrexham 5,159 2,832
Total 95,072 52,159

Individual Assistance Payment (IAP)

Applications made and grants awarded by local authority
Local authority Number of applications Number of grants awarded
Blaenau Gwent 717 184
Bridgend 852 245
Caerphilly 1,233 373
Cardiff 3,734 1,599
Carmarthenshire 1,124 378
Ceredigion 216 70
Conwy 675 199
Denbighshire 643 147
Flintshire 850 219
Gwynedd 615 232
Isle of Anglesey 389 125
Merthyr Tydfil 640 192
Monmouthshire 310 96
Neath Port Talbot 1,263 355
Newport 1,830 635
Pembrokeshire 516 143
Powys 220 48
Rhondda Cynon Taf 1,766 498
Swansea 1,570 493
Torfaen 910 276
Vale of Glamorgan 818 257
Wrexham 910 195
Total 21,802 6,521

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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