North Yorkshire local assistance fund

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The fund has been established from 1 April 2013 to help vulnerable adults to move into or remain in the community and families under exceptional pressure to stay together. Awards will be goods in kind, not cash, and will not have to be repaid.


The vulnerabilities the fund supports are:

  • Homelessness;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Physical disabilities;
  • Mental health problems;
  • Recently released from prison;
  • Domestic abuse;
  • Carer;
  • Drugs or alcohol dependency; and
  • Families under exceptional pressure.


Applications can only be made by agencies who specialise in these vulnerabilities and who have been nominated by the fund.

Additional guidance for Authorised Agents can be found here.

This flowchart of referral route demonstrates the referral process.

You can find a list of frequently asked questions here. 

You can also see the pathway for a beneficiary receiving a food or clothing voucher here

For queries or further information please email


Local assistance fund - online application

Authorised agencies can log in to the online application form here