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Welcome to the Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF) grant application website

Preventing and alleviating homelessness throughout the UK

VRF Opening Times

The VRF is open for application submissions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am and 12 noon, excluding Bank Holidays.



The VRF application form will be temporarily closed Monday 3 April - Friday 14 April 2023

  • The last day for submitting applications will be 9am – 12pm Friday 31 March
  • The new form will open 9am on Monday 17 April

This is to allow amendments / improvements to be made following our recent feedback survey.

Please note that any additional information / evidence we request will need to be provided as as soon as possible before Friday 31 March in order for us to assess your application.

NB: We will do all that we can to work with you to resolve any outstanding issues with applications. However, if any information / evidence is still outstanding by 31 March, or we have not been able to assess the application, you will need to reapply using the new form from 17 April.


Changes to the VRF

We are currently unable to issue cheque payments. Please add BACS details to the application form or contact us if this will be a problem.

Returning Funds

The ‘Return of Grant’ form is no longer needed/available. Please follow the steps below to return unused funds to the VRF:

  1. Funds should be returned by BACS using the relevant VRF application reference as a payment reference. Please replace the backslash symbol ‘\’ with a dash ‘-‘ (e.g ‘VRF21-123456')
  2. Email us at as soon as the funds have been returned so that we can check with our bank. Please include the application reference and the reason for return in the email

Our bank details for BACS transfers are:

  • Vicar's Relief Fund
  • Coutts Bank
  • 18-00-0205023548


About the VRF Fund

The Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF) is a fund established by St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity (registered charity number: 1156305). The VRF helps those who are homeless or vulnerably housed through small-sum, rapid response grants to prevent eviction or access accommodation. Frontline workers can apply on behalf of their clients for grants to help prevent eviction (of up to £350) or access accommodation (of up to £500).


Client Consent – UPDATE September ‘22

These forms can be found on our Flexi-Grant application portal and by clicking on the appropriate following link You should upload the consent form to Section 5 of your grant application form. Please email if you have any questions regarding this. Please do not save the form/s for later use to ensure that you are using the current version:

WRITTEN CONSENT FORM – To be completed by the client and signed by hand

VERBAL CONSENT FORM – Can be completed and signed electronically by the support worker where the client is unavailable/unable to give written consent.

To ensure that you use the current version please do not save the form/s for later use 


Registration and Login:

To register for the first time to use our system, click on the 'Register' button below. The registration process normally takes up to 5 working days, although we currently have a backlog. For more information on the registration process, please take a look at our New User Registration Flowchart.

If you are already registered with us, please click the 'Login' button below.