COSARAF is a charitable foundation established in 2007 that aims to support individuals and families who are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, or rent arrears.
Grants of up to £2,000 are available in one year, but only in exceptional circumstances will individuals receive a grant of more than £500.
Other sources of funding must have been exhausted and organisations can only apply once in a single year.
Applications will only be accepted from recognised third party social organisation, such as charities, housing associations, schools and social services who are acting on behalf of a family or individual in need.
Priority will be given to:
- The most financially excluded people.
- Families over individuals.
- Those with caring responsibilities.
- Items that will make the most difference to the individual/family’s long-term future.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are taking advantage of all support offered by local services, including the referring social organisation.