Winter Personal Support Grants Residents and business of Trafford have fundraised through the Just Giving page Trafford Crisis Fund in order to support their neighbours who are struggling as a result of Covid-19 or other adversities. Donations are being distributed through Trafford Housing Trust to local charities and community groups who are on the front line in helping people in need in our borough. A proportion of this money has been ring-fenced for Personal Support grants over Winter. What are Winter Personal Support Grants? The aim of the Winter Personal Support Fund is that the fund payments will be a one-off payment that will then improve the residents' lives. This could be a payment that will either alleviate an immediate crisis, (i.e. shopping vouchers for shoes), or else improve someone’s situation long term, (i.e. the cost of a driving licence fee so that someone has proof of ID so they can apply for a job). Please take a look at the guidance for a full list of details. Who can apply? The Support Grants are open to residents of Trafford only, residents can self-refer by ringing the Trafford Community Response Line on 0808 27 87 803. Referrals can be made by the following trusted professionals where the triage process has already been conducted: • Social Prescribers • Trafford Welfare Rights team • Trafford Assist • Social Workers • Hub leads How can I apply? To get a copy of the full criteria and the application form, contact Citizens Advice by calling 0808 27 87 803. If the grant is approved, the residents local community hub will pick up the referral and order the goods.