Bank accounts, savings, loans and grants

Boom credit union

Are you reliant on doorstep and payday lenders and rent-to-buy shops?  Do you need a cheaper loan?  Boom! can help you get one even if you have a poor credit history or are on a low income.  What's more they can help you to save too. More information can be found on their website at or by calling 01903 237 221.

Sure Start Maternity Grants

A payment of £500 that does not have to be paid back. Ask at your local Job centre Plus office, Social Security office or at the Pension Service for the SF100 Sure Start Maternity Grant form to claim.

Budgeting Loans

Budgeting Loans are interest-free (from £30 up to £1,000 in total) for the cost of things other than regular expenses (eg furniture, household equipment, clothing, footwear, things to help you look for or start work). Ask at your local Job centre Plus about budgeting loans and for a claim form and more information.

Surrey Local Assistance Scheme

How to apply: via CAB branches at Walton, Camberley, Guildford or visit the Surrey County Council website. The Surrey Local Assistance Scheme provides help to residents who have nowhere else to turn in an emergency. It can provide assistance to setup or maintain a home in the community.

The Staines Parochial Charity

Help for older people over the age of 60 who live in the parish of Staines; people who are unable to work; people caring for a handicapped person and occasionally other people in need who live in the area of the former urban district of Staines.

Address: 191 Feltham Hill Road, Ashford, TW15 1HJ.
Telephone: 01784 255432

Ashford Relief in Need Charities

Financial support for residents in TW15 postal area.