Are you struggling financially due to COVID-19?  The links below provides information on where to get help.

  • The Government has announced £37 million to support Children with Complex Needs, read the article here for more information.  The Family Fund provides grants to low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people, and aims to improve their quality of life by paying for a wide range of items that can ease the daily pressure.  You can look at the criteria here
  • Tower Hamlets Council Residents Support Scheme can help with short term support for food/utility bills/white goods and other urgent needs.  If applying, please give full details of your family's circumstances and scome schools still have parent support workers that can support applications, if they are open
  • Made of Money - 020 8983 5043 or email and website
  • Welfare/Benefits/Council Tax - For information about local organisations offering advice on Universal Credit and other welfare issues, visit Tower Hamlets Community Advice Network or for support with your Council Tax call 020 7364 5002

  • Tower Hamlets Council Schools Updates including information on FREE school meals

  • The DFE Guidance for FREE School Meals states that if schools are unable to provide meals or food parecels, they can provide families of pupils eligible for benefits related for free school meals with supermarket vouchers.  If you have any difficulty accessing food through your childs school please complete this form

  • Foodbanks

    First Love Foundation - Referrals Only.  First Love Foundation are offering deliveries to vulnerable individuals who are self-isolating or experiencing income shock.  You must complete a referral form and email the completed form to First Love Foundation - for more information call 020 3069 9877

    Bow Food Bank (Drop In) - Bromley by Bow Centre, St Leonards Street, Bromley by Bow, London, E3 3BT; Monday drop in between 09:30 - 12:30 - you can contact the Bow Food bank by email

    Bethnal Green Food Bank (Drop In) - St Matthew's Church, St Matthew's Row, London, E2 6DT; drop in's take place the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month between 10:00 & 12:00 - for more information you can call 020 7739 7586 or email

    Foodcycle - The Methodist Church, 1 Merchant Street, London, E3 4LY.  Takeaway service on Fridays at 19:00.  This service is open for anyone with a special emphasis for those who may be vulnerable