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Leaving Care Grant

The Leaving Care Grant is a discretionary grant of £2,000

This is paid to Care Leavers once they secure their own tenancy, to purchase essential household items. This payment also includes:

  • 1st Years Household Insurance
  • 1st Years TV Licence
  • Cooker Connection

The Discretionary Leaving Care Grant can be accessed up to 21 years of age. Although, under certain circumstances, if the young person has not secured their own tenancy at 21 years, they have a further 12 months after to access this grant as long as it has been clearly stated in the Pathway Plan.