Welcome to The Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF) grant application website
Preventing and alleviating homelessness throughout the UK
From Monday 22nd February 2021 until Wednesday 31st March 2021 we will not be able to register new users on our online system, Flexi-Grant, while we process the new user registrations we have already received. If you have already registered with us and you are waiting for us to process your application, we will aim to do that during this period.
VRF Opening Times:
You can submit applications to the VRF Emergency Fund Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, excluding Bank Holidays.
You can start and edit an application when we are closed to submissions.
What we fund has changed, so please carefully read our Emergency Fund FAQ before applying.
About the VRF Emergency Fund
St Martin’s Charity has launched a new Emergency Fund to meet the continuing challenges presented by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some services are struggling to provide existing services under lockdown measures, and the economic downturn is impacting on individuals and families. During the first wave of the pandemic we were able to provide £1.6 million of funds in a 6 month period to meet these gaps. Grants were available across the categories of Basic Essential Need, Overcoming Barriers to Support and Securing Accommodation. Following a successful BBC Radio 4 Christmas appeal, we have secured the funds to be able to relaunch this enhanced offer to meet these unprecedented times.
The previous VRF will overlap with the Emergency Fund to allow any uncompleted applications to be submitted by 19 February, but will then close while the Emergency Fund is operational.
We will review the ongoing need and available funding for the Emergency Fund at regular intervals.
We have updated our consent form to allow for verbal consent to be obtained and this can also be completed electronically. This form can be found on our Flexi-Grant application portal and be clicking on the appropriate following link: WRITTEN CONSENT and VERBAL CONSENT. You should upload the consent form to Section 5 of your grant application form. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions regarding this.
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 and we are unable to accept new registrations until the end of March 2021.
Otherwise, click the 'Login' button below.