Apply for Discretionary Housing Payments

The Discretionary Payment funds for the 2023-24 financial year have now been exhausted. We cannot accept any further applications until we receive further funding from April 2024.

Until then please see our Bury food and fuel support page for information about other help which may be available.

The Council has a limited amount of money that can be used to help residents who may fit the specified criteria.

The scheme is not part of the benefits legislation. All awards are made at the Council's discretion. To be eligible you will need to show that your circumstances are exceptional.

You will be asked to provide various forms of evidence to help with the decision making process. This may include bank statements. We cannot proceed with your application if you fail to provide what is requested.

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