The Mayor's Benevolent Fund

The Mayor’s Benevolent Fund offers small one-off grants of up to £200 to residents of Barnet who are in financial need. 

To qualify for consideration, applicants must:

  • have lived in the borough for at least one year
  • an income-related statutory welfare benefit (such as universal credit).

Temporary suspension

Due to a significant increase in the number of applications we have received over the past few months, the fund is now temporarily closed to new applicants.

An update on the temporary suspension of new applications will be published in January 2021

Support and information

If you are aged 16 or over, live in Barnet and are facing financial hardship, you may be able to apply for:

Barnet Crisis Fund

Email a brief summary of your circumstances, details of your weekly income and an explanation of your need for a grant to Barnet Crisis Fund

For advice and support about benefits contact:


A free service for Barnet residents of any age which provides benefits advice, help in finding work and wellbeing support.

Trained staff help with:

  • drafting a CV 
  • interview training 
  • job searches 
  • benefit claims and appeals.

Help is also available with volunteering, training and other specialist support in liaison with partner organisations. 

Visit the BOOST website for more information.