What is the Social Fund Loan

The Social Fund is a Government scheme to provide social fund loans and payments to help people on low income with unexpected expenses that are difficult to pay for. 

Social Fund Phone Number

Social FundPhone Numbers
Telephone0800 169 0140

Social Fund Loans & Payments

They include Social Fund loans or payment advances such as Budgeting Loans and Short Term Benefit Advances. These are loans and need to be repaid. There are also Social Fund payments such as Cold Weather payments. These payments do not need to be repaid.

The full list of Social Fund benefits and loans includes;

  • Budgeting Loans
  • Winter Fuel Payments
  • Cold Weather Payments
  • Funeral Expenses Payment
  • Short Term Benefit Advances
  • Budgeting Advances
  • Sure Start Maternity Grants