Tenancy Hardship Grant 

On 13 January Welsh Government announced changes to its Tenancy Hardship Grant scheme.

The current eligibility period for arrears will be extended to include Covid-related arrears built up between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021, as well as the previously allowed Covid-related arrears built up from 1 March 2020 to 30 June 2021.

This means that tenants who lost their jobs following the removal of the furlough scheme in September, or who suffered a significant decrease in income when the Universal Credit uplift was removed by UK Government, and who were not in receipt of housing related costs, will be included. 

The grant has also been extended to include all social housing tenants who were not in receipt of housing-related benefits when they built up Covid-related rent arrears.

Now every tenant in Wales who has Covid-related arrears can apply for financial help to address those arrears, either through the Tenancy Hardship Grant, or Discretionary Housing Payments.

You will not be able to get a Tenancy Hardship Grant if you have not experienced financial hardship during Covid-19 and deliberately not paid your rent to your landlord or agent.

How to apply

Complete the Tenancy Hardship Grant printable application (pdf) and post to:

Ty Gilfach
43 William Street
CF81 8ND

You can also request an application by emailing housingadvice@caerphilly.gov.uk or calling 01443 873552.

Apply for Discretionary Housing Payment

More information can be found on the Welsh Government website.