These Are All the Available Grants for Single Parents in the UK

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Worried about money? You’re not alone. Finances are one of the main challenges facing single parents in the UK, however, there are grants available in the UK that can help single mums and dads with their financial needs. Here, we will discuss all the available grants for single parents in the UK.

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Single Parent Grants UK

Grants from Charities

Charities offer grants to single parents who are on a low income and struggling with money. These grants don't have to be paid back, and they won't affect your benefits. They can be used for one-off things, like a school uniform, a broken washing machine, disability equipment, or studying a course. They can also go towards everyday living costs, like food shopping or paying the bills. Each charity has its own rules for the grants they provide. You can use the grant finder tool on the Turn2us website to see what you might be able to apply for.

Government Resources

The UK government provides several resources for single parents, including Universal Credit, Council tax reduction, Child benefit, up to 30 hours of free childcare, Tax-free childcare, Widowed parent's allowance, Free school meals, Healthy start vouchers, and NHS low-income scheme. Check out for more information. Additionally, the government provides financial help for children, including Child Benefit, Tax credits if you have children, Parents' Learning Allowance, Care to Learn, and Childcare Grant. Find out more in our article about single parent benefits. 

Hardship Grants

Single parent households on low income can apply for hardship grants whether they are on a payroll or unemployed. These grants can be used for home improvements to enhance your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your utility bills, as well as welfare benefits, charitable grants, and other financial assistance. You can apply for free grants available for low-income families. To qualify for free insulation or free storage heaters as part of the grants single parents can claim, you should receive one of the following benefits: Child Benefits, CTC, Child Tax Credits, Housing Benefit, JSA, Income based Jobseekers allowance, ESA, Income related Employment & Support Allowance, IS, Income Support, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit, Pension Credit Savings Credit, UC, Universal Credit, Warm Home Discount Scheme Rebate, WTC, Working Tax Credit. Visit to find out more. 

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