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:

  • Beds and mattresses
  • Electric or table top cooker
  • Other 2nd hand household furniture/white goods through provision of a voucher to a charitable/2nd hand organization

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 and
  • Be able to demonstrate that you are without immediate resources to meet the basic need yourself and
  • Be able to demonstrate that the items applied for a both urgent and necessary and
  • Not had a previous Local community care grant award within the last 3 years

How to apply

To apply please complete the online application form


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.


If you wish to appeal the decision reached on your Local community care grant application, please complete the appeal form and supply additional information to support your request if appropriate by email to or by post.

All requests will be considered by a decision maker who is senior to the original decision maker who was not involved in the original decision. A decision will be made within 21 days and you will be notified of the outcome of this.

Contact details

Mail Local Community Care Grant,Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
Phone Number(s) 01254 585444 then select option 5
Fax Number(s) 01254 695762
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