Bond and rent in advance

If you need help to pay for a rental bond or rent in advance we may be able to help.

We'll look at how much your bond or rent in advance is and whether you can afford the weekly rent payments.

If you're not on a benefit

You may be able to get a Recoverable Assistance Payment. This is a one-off payment to help you pay an essential or emergency cost if you can't pay it another way.

There are certain criteria you'll need to meet and you will have to pay the money back.

If you're on a benefit

You may be able to get an Advance Payment of Benefit. This is a one-off payment to help you pay an essential or emergency cost if you can't pay it another way.

There are certain criteria you'll need to meet and you will have to pay the money back.

Other help

If you do not qualify for a Recoverable Assistance Payment or Advance Payment of Benefit, we'll check if you can get a Rent in advance payment.

We can also look at a Bond grant if needed.