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Vicar’s Relief Fund

Vicar’s Relief Fund

The Vicar’s Relief Fund helps homeless and vulnerably housed people through small-sum, rapid response grants to prevent eviction or access accommodation. The average size of grant is £250, with grant requests usually processed within 1-3 days. Grants are given to individuals across the UK through frontline workers.   

We provide grants for:

- Accessing accommodation – Rent deposits, rent in advance, admin fees, ID, or temporary accommodation costs.

- Preventing eviction – Rent arrears, service charge arrears, Debt Relief Orders and bankruptcy fees or money to pay for a hoarding clean up.


Who can apply?

We only accept applications from paid frontline workers providing support to people who are experiencing homelessness or vulnerable housing.

A frontline worker includes staff working in the voluntary, statutory and public sectors undertaking diverse roles including resettlement or outreach workers, supported housing Officers, mental health teams, drug and alcohol support, GP’s, probation, social workers, prison in-reach workers, police, Nurses, other health professionals.

What do we fund?

The Vicar's Relief Fund (VRF) provides small crisis grants of up to £350 to support people who are at risk of, or currently experiencing homelessness or vulnerable housing. Types of applications include funding to secure accommodation and to clear rent arrears following an eviction notice.

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How to apply

All applicants need to individually register as a user of our Flexi-Grant online system with a valid work email address before making an application. Registrations from members of the public are not accepted.

Click here to register as a user. 

If you are already a registered user, log in to our Flexi-Grant system here. 



We are a small team, so before contacting us, read our FAQ.

If you have a question not answered by our FAQ, you can email us on vrf@stmartinscharity.org.uk

You can call us on 020 7766 1125. Our telephone opening hours are Monday to Friday from 1pm until 4pm. Outside these hours we suggest you email us. 

The Vicar's Relief Fund is closed on the last Thursday of every Month.

You can write to us at:

The Vicar's Relief Fund
5 St Martin's Place
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square

Please note we do not accept written applications - we only accept online applications.