COVID-19 emergency fund

Ealing Council has created a £1.5m Emergency Fund to assist vulnerable residents and aid essential community services across the borough. This fund provides support for organisations, providers and individuals where financial support is needed as a result of the unprecedented challenges created by Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Residents

Exceptional Hardship

The Exceptional Hardship fund provides a range of support for individuals experiencing great difficulty due to COVID-19. To apply for this funding visit the local welfare assistance page to apply online or contact tel: 020 8825 6237  

Self-employed  

People who are self-employed and who live and pay council tax in Ealing can defer council tax payment by up to six months. Residents will be asked to provide evidence to show that they are self employed. Customers can do this by registering for an online account and completing a ‘general enquiry form’ or by calling the council’s contact centre on tel: 020 8825 7050.

These measures come in addition to the council tax reduction scheme which gives those faced with financial hardship easier access to immediate relief on their council tax.

Council Tax

For residents experiencing hardship, you are urged to contact us about your payments by registering for an online account and completing a ‘general enquiry form’ or by calling the council’s contact centre on tel: 020 8825 7050, to discuss the options available.

Council tax reduction 

You can also claim for council tax reduction which gives those faced with financial hardship easier access to immediate relief on their council tax.

Other information

More information concerning council tax and eligibility for discount please visit the council tax web pages.

Voluntary and community sector

We are sorry that the emergency fund grant for voluntary and key service provider organisation scheme is now closed.  If you have a question about your application or funding, email emergencyfund@ealing.gov.uk.

Food assistance

Grant funding is available for voluntary and charity organisations delivering food provision to people vulnerable to COVID-19. Organisations eligible for funding will be contacted directly. Residents requiring food assistance can contact Ealing Together for support.

Businesses

Childcare provision

Emergency funding has been made available for providers of childcare including nursery schools. Funding for this grant will be applied automatically. If it is not shown on your bill, but you believe you should be eligible, please contact the business rates team at businessratesteam@ealing.gov.uk or tel: 020 8825 7020

The council also commits to:
  • Continuing to pay existing essential service providers regardless of their ability to deliver the full range of services expected in normal operating circumstances
  • Offering preferential payment terms to pay existing providers and suppliers on zero day terms, or in exceptional cases, up to 12 weeks in advance.
  • Offering support to businesses to pay their bills in a flexible way with payment deferral options.
Businesses who wish to discuss payment options can contact the business rates team at businessratesteam@ealing.gov.uk or tel: 020 8825 7020.
 
You can also go online and make an enquiry through My Account.

Business Rates Grant Funding

Businesses can also visit the business rates pages to find out about the grant funding available from the government.