Hardship Fund Application

Application for Council Tax Hardship Fund

Advice and Guidance

What is the Council Tax Hardship Fund?

In March 2020 the government announced that they were allocating funds to each local authority to deliver Hardship Relief to council tax payers in their area due to Covid-19.

If you are already in receipt of Council Tax Support, you will automatically receive a further Council Tax reduction from the Council Tax Hardship Fund of up to £150.

If you have a Council Tax liability and you have suffered financial difficulty due to Covid-19 you may be able to apply for Universal Credit, Council Tax Support or other benefit.

To apply for extra help from the Hardship Fund to pay your Council Tax, please complete this application form.

To help us decide whether you should get more help please answer the questions on this form. Contact us by telephone if you need help or advice on how to fill in this form, on 01296 585299.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 5:15pm
Friday 8:45am to 4:45pm

(Please note we cannot advise you what to say).

How we collect and use information

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers. We may check information that you provide, or information provided by a third party with other information we hold to check the accuracy of information; to prevent or detect crime; and to protect public funds in other ways, as permitted by law.
We may also share this information with other council departments or bodies administering public funds for these purposes. We may also use this information to put you in touch with council services that may be able to help you. We will not disclose information about you to anyone, unless the law permits us to.

Our Privacy Policy

Buckinghamshire Council as a data controller is committed to respecting the privacy of personal information which it uses in connection with its day to day activities. Full details of the Council’s Privacy Policies can be found on the Council’s website at www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Once a fully completed form is received with any supporting evidence we will notify you as soon as possible after it has been made of the outcome of your application.