The Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF)

Preventing and alleviating homelessness throughout the UK

VRF Closures: Updated 19th July 2018

The VRF is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Unfortunately, this means that we will not be accepting applications until Thursday 26th July 2018. We appreciate your patience and and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 




Please note that the VRF is not open on WednesdaysWe also close regularly due to applications being oversubscribed, so sometimes our form is not available and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Welcome to the Vicar's Relief Fund grant application portal.

The Vicar's Relief Fund (VRF) provides small crisis grants of up to £350 to support people who are at risk of, or currently, experiencing homelessness or are vulnerably housed, to establish and maintain their tenancies. Types of applications include funding to secure accommodation and to clear rent arrears following an eviction notice.

>>Please read our Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.

How to apply

All applicants need to individually register as a user of our Flexi-Grant online system with a valid work email address before making an application. Registrations from members of the public are not accepted.

Click here to register as a user. 


If you are already a registered user, log in to our Flexi-Grant system here. 


When will I hear back from you?

We recognise the important impact of the speed in which we respond to applicants on their client’s welfare. We aim to provide you with a decision within 5 working days.

The Frontline Network and other funding you can apply for

In addition to the Vicar's Relief Fund, we have also set up St Martin's Frontline Network. We are keen to harness creative, solution-focused ideas that are coming from frontline workers and enable skills, expertise and experience to be shared across our Network. We are keen to support frontline workers creativity to support initiatives that can lead to and support better client outcomes.  Please click on the logo below to learn more and register:

Frontline Network - Become a member

See below for our other funding opportunities for registered Frontline Network members.

Click here to register for the Frontline Network

Click here to apply for up to £500 to organise a frontline worker event via our Events Fund

Click here to apply for £200-£10,000 and develop your creative, solution-focused ideas to support frontline workers and clients via our Ideas Board

Click here to share your News and Views from the Frontline.

Frontline Worker?
Register to apply

We only accept applications from Frontline Workers employed by agencies.

If you have already registered, please log in below..


The Vicar's Relief Fund
5 St Martin's Place
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square

In the first instance you should email us on


Our number for voicemail only is 020 7766 5553 

The VRF is closed every Wednesday.

Click here to email us


If you have already registered you can login and submit or track applications.

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