Information on Benefits and Low Income 


This Chapter focuses upon: Benefits 

The information in this chapter was last check on: 22nd March 2022

If you notice any mistakes or know of any organisations/information that may be relevant to the chapter please do get in contact via email


Merton CIL - Rising Cost of Living Factsheet

You can download the Rising Cost of Living Factsheet - Here


Merton CIL Benefits and Money Factsheets 

The Covid-19 crisis has meant the government has had to change the way people applying for PIP or being reassessed having been on DLA. This factsheet gives you details about these changes.

You can download the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Factsheet - here 

You can download the Money & Benefits Factsheet - here


There are many benefits and concessions available to disabled people. For more information on benefits please visit one of the websites below:


As details, eligibility and applying may be complex - we are able to offer appointments focused on benefits. 

We are also able to offer appointments on applying for grants and provide foodbank vouchers. 


To book an appointment contact Merton CIL

Telephone: 0203 397 3119



Low income

Wimbledon Guild - Warm and Well Project

Telephone: 020 8946 0735  


Energy saving telephone advice and grants for fuel costs, food and bedding. 


Merton Community Hub

Telephone: 0208 066 4086 



Wimbledon Foodbank

Part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust - Merton CIL are able to send foodbank voucher. If you are in need you can contact us or the foodbank on 020 8544 0126


Dons Local Action Group

A local network delivering weekly food packages. If you are in need of a food delivery please contact us and we will make a referral on your behalf.


Local Welfare Support Scheme

Merton have a limited fund to support the most vulnerable Merton residents with short term severe financial difficulties. These grants are usually emergency payments to pay for food, heating, hot water and/or essential household items. Find out more here -

Merton CIL can provide support to apply


Merton Community Fridge 

Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, Morden SM4 5BL



Support for people impacted by COVID-19 who may need help with getting fresh healthy food.



Rightsnet – Social welfare law updates -

Money Saving Expert’s Coronavirus Financial Help & Rights -

Department for Work and Pensions – updates and information