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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.

IMPORTANT: APPLICATION FORM CLOSURE – HOLIDAY SEASON

The application form will be closed from 12pm on Monday 19 December 2022 to allow time for assessments/payments before the holidays. It will reopen again for submissions at 9am on Wednesday 4 January 2023

Please note that we will be unable to respond to emails/enquiries from close of business Friday 23 December 2022 until Tuesday 3 January 2023

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.

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 vrf@stmartinscharity.org.uk 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.