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Vicar's Relief Fund

The VRF (Vicar’s Relief Fund) helps people at risk of, or currently experiencing homelessness through providing crisis grants to prevent eviction or help access accommodation. As a frontline worker, you can apply for a grant on behalf of individuals you are supporting.

We do not accept applications from members of the public or volunteers, only from paid frontline workers.

IMPORTANT! VRF Application Form Christmas / New Year Closure 2023

The deadline for submitting / resubmitting grant applications before the holidays will be 12pm Tuesday 19 December 2023, when the form will close.

Awarded grants will be paid by Friday 22 December (please note, this is providing that all payment information we receive is correct)

The application form will reopen Wednesday 3 January 2024, 9am to 12pm

What we fund

We consider funding:

£350 maximum to prevent eviction eg for rent arrears, service charge arrears, debt relief orders, bankruptcy fees or money to pay for a hoarding clean-up.

£500 maximum to help access accommodation eg for rent deposits, rent in advance, ID fees or temporary accommodation costs.

Please see FAQ 2 for more detailed information: FAQs


Registering and applying for a grant

Before you can submit a grant application, you need to register on our Flexi-Grant Portal. You will be required to verify your email address and submit a New User Registration form to be checked and approved by our team. We aim to confirm the account within 5 working days.

For more information and instructions on this process, please take a look at the video guide 'How to a New User Registration Form' on our Help Page

The Help Page also contains our Grant Making Policy, information about our terms and conditions, how to make a grant application and the supporting evidence required for us to process your application.

If you’re already a registered user, log in here.

Opening Hours:

The Fund is open Monday to Friday: 9am - 12pm. This may be subject to change, with notice.


We are a small team, so before contacting us, please read our FAQs


FAQs VRF Help Page