Information about additional support with your rent and Council Tax payments.
North Lincolnshire Council no longer pays crisis loans or community care grants.
Other sources of emergency help for people in need are available from local charities and other good causes.
Discretionary Housing Payments can be awarded for a limited time to help with your rent if your Housing Benefit or the housing element of your Universal Credit is less than the rent you have to pay.
For more information on Discretionary Housing Payments and how to claim, please visit our Discretionary Housing Payments page.
This is for customers who need further help after receiving an increased Council Tax bill. It is for customers who are affected by the removal of Council Tax Benefit and the introduction of the local Council Tax Support scheme. To apply for this support you must receive Council Tax Support.
You can apply online for help from the Council Tax Support Fund:
The Council Tax Support Fund has been put in place to help customers receiving Council Tax Support who need further help when they receive an increased Council Tax bill.
You need to pay Council Tax of £12 each week, but you only get £8 a week in Council Tax Support. The most extra Council Tax Support money we can award would be £4 a week to make up the difference. If the support is awarded, you will not receive money from us. Instead, we will deduct the £4 from your Council Tax bill.
Use the online application form (the blue button lower down this page) to apply for Council Tax Support.
Independent debt advice is available from the following organisations
For help with budgeting and managing your money please use the Money Advice Service’s online budget planner.
Speak with our Debt Management Section.
It is important that you contact us if you are in arrears with your Council Tax account. This gives us a chance to work together to clear the debt. Arrangements can be made for you to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
If you are not sure how much you can afford please complete our online Income and Expenditure Form:
Money Advice Service
Money Advice Service online budget planner
Local links offices (opening times vary)
If my circumstances change, what do I do?
What if I think my Council Tax Support may be wrong?
Change of circumstance form [PDF, 325Kb]
Monday to Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
Tel: 0300 3030164
Or write to: