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Discretionary Assistance Fund - What is the Discretionary Assistance Fund?

The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) provides grants to people in Wales. Grants do not need to be paid back.

What is the Discretionary Assistance Fund?

The Discretionary Assistance Fund gives grants to people who live in Wales. It gives grants to people who

  • Need help to live independently in the community; or
  • Have experienced an emergency or a disaster.

Grants do not need to be paid back. 

There are two types of assistance available from the fund:

  • The Individual Assistance Payment, which helps vulnerable people live independently in the community, and
  • The Emergency Assistance Payment, which helps people who are in financial need because they have experienced an emergency or a disaster.

There is no set amount that you will receive from the fund. The amount you get, if you receive an award, will depend on your needs.

Applies to: Wales

Age rules: You must be aged 16 or over

Type of benefit: Means tested

Taxable: No

Administered by: Northgate Information Solutions, Family Fund Trading and Wrexham Country Borough Council

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