Grants, Loans and Financial Assistance

Information on financial help for tenants, including low interest loans, disabled facilities grants and help to buy.


Low interest loans

Wessex Resolutions CIC logoLow interest loans for households in need of financial help to improve their homes to make them safer, healthier and warmer

The Council works in partnership with Wessex Resolutions Community Interest Company to provide low interest loans to home owners so they can fund essential home improvements.  The aim of the loan scheme is to assist households, especially those who are vulnerable and have limited access to finance, to be able to fund necessary improvements to their home so that it provides a safe and healthy place to live. 

Loans of up to £25,000.00 are available, subject to affordability, based on an assessment by Wessex Resolutions CIC.

Contact Wessex Resolutions CIC for more information on 01823 461099 or contact the Private Sector Housing team to discuss your options by email: privatesectorhousing@mendip.gov.uk or phone: 01749 341490.

Interest free loan to help with heating fuel costs

Borrow up to £500 to help spread the cost of buying expensive fuels such as oil, LPG, coal and wood. So fill up your tank fuel stores now and look forward to a warm winter.

Download the leaflet to find out more. Icon for pdf Heating Fuel Loan [407.39KB]. Visit our page for further information.

Disabled Facilities Grant

Disabled Facilities Grant is a mandatory grant to help people with disabilities to remain in their own homes by providing adaptations or specialist equipment.

The Disabled Facilities Grants is a mandatory grant to help people with disabilities to remain in their own homes by providing adaptations or specialist facilities.

These grants are only available to people who are referred to the Council by the Occupational Therapist from Somerset County Council.

Maximum Assistance available - £30,000.

Icon for pdf Disabled Facilities Grant Factsheet [114.73KB]

Safer homes assistance

Safer homes assistance, through discretionary grants and loans, is designed to provide help with the cost of work to make homes safer, healthier and warmer.

The assistance is aimed primarily at vulnerable households on lower income who otherwise may not be able to afford to complete essential improvements to their home. Please see the factsheet below for more details on eligibility and how to apply.

Icon for pdf Safer Homes Assistance Factsheet [49.2KB]

Help to Buy

Help to BuyHelp to Buy South offers affordable options to purchase or rent a home.

Help to Buy South schemes are not only for first time buyers. For further information, and to apply for Help to Buy schemes go to the Help To Buy South website.