Financial Support

In these challenging times, there are various sources of additional support available to families in the local area. Please see the links below If you require assistance with uniform, food or some general advice and support.

General Assistance

Childcare Eligibility Checker

HM Government’s eligibility checker can be found on  This tool enables parents to access personalised information on the support available to them, including which of childcare offers they will be eligible for depending on the age of their child and earnings. 

Parents/carers can also subscribe for the update function, which will give parents the opportunity to sign up for regular newsletters to make sure they are getting the support they are entitled to.  

Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council have created a campaign called ‘Here for you this winter’ to help inform Hertfordshire residents about the support that is on offer (locally and nationally) to help manage the rising cost-of-living and to stay safe and well this winter.

For further information, please visit:

The Harpenden Trust

The Harpenden Trust’s Care Fund offers support for families and young people in need within Harpenden.

A Home Visitor will call and make an assessment and can then arrange for confidential help:

  • Funding for those who have difficulty paying their electricity, gas and water bills.
  • Vouchers for food and school uniforms.
  • Supply of new and recycled furniture and white goods.
  • An outing is arranged annually for families with young children which have received a home visit within the past year.

Tel: 01582 460 457

The Harpenden Trust


The James Marshall Foundation (JMF)

The JMF helps young people under 25 living in Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Kimpton, Redbourn, Flamstead and Markyate by offering grants. Grants are quick and easy to apply for using their online application form.
Tel: 01582 760 735

James Marshall Foundation

Food Banks

Crabtree Church Food Bank

Food bank that provides regular, practical support for local people in financial need.                                    
Tel: 01727 613019
Email:                                                                                                                                                                                          Address: 139, Crabtree Lane, Harpenden, AL5 5RD                                              

Salvation Army – Harpenden

We run food banks from our centres all year-round, delivering boxes of essential food supplies to those who need it most.
Tel: 01582 469399

King’s Pantry Food Bank

Our food bank referrals come directly from the Harpenden Money Advice Centre.
Tel: 07954 276281

Money Advice

Harpenden Money Advice Centre

Offers free and confidential face to face, debt and budgeting advice service to those in and around Harpenden.
Tel: 07954 276281

Harpenden Money Advice Centre





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