Furniture: help with getting the household essentials

Service information

Local community care grant

This scheme will assist the most vulnerable of the Borough in maintaining their independence within the community or when they are returning to the community. The scheme will not provide assistance through the award of money but will purchase and deliver household items to successful applicants.

What we can provide

Items that will be considered under the local community care grants scheme are:

  • essential furniture
  • white goods

No cash payments will be made under any circumstances.


To be awarded a grant you must be aged 16+ and

  • Have a local connection to Blackburn or Darwen and must be living within the boundaries of Blackburn with Darwen
  • Be able to demonstrate that you are without immediate resources to meet the basic need yourself
  • Be able to demonstrate that the items applied for a both urgent and necessary
  • Not had a previous Local Community Care Grant award within the last 3 years


Decisions on submitted applications are usually made within 10 working days of receiving your application. To help speed up this process please ensure that you complete the form fully as the form will be returned to you if incomplete.

Application forms

If you have Microsoft Word installed please select the word version. You can then complete the application like a normal document. Please press tab or click between the fields to complete. Once completed save the file and email to

Contact details

Mail Local Community Care Grant,Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
Phone Number(s) 01254 585444
Fax Number(s) 01254 695762
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