Islington's Resident Support Scheme
Cripplegate Foundation is proud to be a founding partner of Islington's Resident Support Scheme (RSS). This was launched in 2013 following the localisation of the discretionary elements of the old Social Fund. The Foundation now contributes to the RSS rather than awarding individual grants.
The RSS supports Islington residents who are experiencing financial hardship and awards may be made to cover household items; shortfalls in rent or Council Tax; or in the event of a crisis.
Applications are usually made through statutory services or participating community organisations. To be considered, applicants must be resident in Islington, be considered vulnerable (such as being elderly, responsible for children, long-term sick or disabled) and in receipt of a means-tested benefit.