Resident Support Fund

Lincs Rural has set up a support fund. This is available to residents who are experiencing immediate or significant hardship. Access to the fund is via residents contacting LRHA with financial concerns or by referral from LRHA staff and external organisations.

We recognise that residents can suffer severe hardship and have their home and family put at risk without the means to help themselves.

We aim to provide a high-quality service to residents and others and to care for the health and well-being of our residents.

We recognise that in challenging financial times, unexpected expenditure can tip the balance for those who are already struggling.

Eligibility Criteria
  • LRHA residents experiencing financial hardship, which results in the inability to keep a clear rent account and following review that no other support/funding is available or being accessed.
  • The applicant must not be the subject of any investigation in relation to a breach of tenancy or the debt has arisen because of a deliberate act (e.g., willful neglect/vandalism of the property, fraudulent activity). However, this will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The applicant must be willing to undertake an income and expenditure assessment with a member of LRHA staff and engage in the assessment process.
  • The fund is limited to two applications per household in any two-year period.

Residents who receive a grant from the hardship fund are not expected to repay this money. This is a one-off payment to aid them in challenging times and help them get back on their feet.

If you have financial concerns please contact the Resident Engagement Team on: 01790 754219 and chose option 3
Request a call back