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Community Care Grants

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the maximum sum payable under the Community Care Grant Scheme for provision of a television set is; (254372)

(2) whether applications may be made under the community care grant for funds to purchase a motor vehicle; and if he will make a statement.

There is no upper limit to the amount that may be awarded for a Community Care Grant. However, discretionary Community Care Grants are awarded within a budgetary framework, and decision makers use a range of prices that reflect this.

An applicant may apply to the Social Fund Community Care Grant scheme for any type of expense including a motor vehicle or television. However, an award may only be made if it contributes sufficiently to the overall aim of supporting care in the community.