Help with essential household items

If you need assistance to replace damaged household items or purchase essential clothing, there are a number of organisations offering grants and funding.

NILS is a local registered charity, which is currently able to offer grants to help local people in acute financial need, purchase essential items from local businesses. This can include household electrical items, such as fridges and washing machines, or school uniforms. Please note that you must be referred by a professional or anyone supporting you in an official capacity.

Mothers Union can support with household essentials including white goods and carpets. Please note that you must be referred by a recognised agency. For more information contact 01568 780795 or email lmckinley286@gmail.com

Herefordshire Community Foundation can help with essential white goods. Referrals MUST be made online by agencies only.

Ethos can help support those who live in Hereford city and surrounding areas. They can support with emergency costs, and essentials such as clothes, bedding, and food parcels. They can also support with appliances that need updating to save energy and new household items. Ethos accepts self-referrals and referrals from agencies. Get in touch to find out more on 01432 381838 or thelivingroomhereford@gmail.com

Family Action provide welfare grants for essential personal and household items, such as replacing a broken washing machine, for individuals and families on low incomes or benefits. Please note there is an eligibility criteria in place and you must be referred by a recognised agency or charity.

Friends of the Elderly provide small grants for older people to help purchase essential household items, such as washing machines, fridges and furniture or cover essential living costs, including clothing, food and medicine. Please note there is an eligibility criteria in place and you must be referred by a recognised referral agent.

Glasspool Charity Trust offer an Essential Living Fund, which provides small grants to help with essential clothing and household items, such as baby equipment and clothing, school uniforms, cookers, fridges, freezers, washing machines and furniture.  Please note that you must be referred by a recognised agency or charity.

Herefordshire Community Recycling and Reuse Group is a local initiative which works with charities, schools and social workers to provide household items, such as furniture, along with children’s bikes, toys, games and DVDs, to help those in need across the county.

Herefordshire Council can offer emergency welfare support to eligible local residents, which can help with providing quality, second-hand goods, food or vouchers, along with referrals to other support organisations.

The Furniture Scheme provide essential household items, such as cookers, fridges, washing machines and beds, to people on low incomes or benefits. Please note there is an eligibility criteria in place and you must be referred by a recognised agency or charity.