Charity Link: Emergency Help

Anyone can find themselves in a situation where it might be difficult to purchase food, or to top up their per-payment utility cards for gas and electric.

Charity Link is a local Leicester based charity. They have provided funding for people in need since 1876. Their services are available to individuals living in Leicester or Leicestershire. They may be able to provide help to those who are unable to buy food or top up their utility pre-payment cards. This could be due to awaiting a Universal Credit payment, a benefit payment, or due to a crisis situation.

They can provide short term help in the form of food vouchers or assistance with gas and electricity payments. This service is extremely quick and effective. In many cases, they can help the same day.

To use this service, individuals need to be either referred, or have a professional complete either of the following forms:

  • For the online form, please click here: Online Form
  • For the PDF form, please click here: PDF form

The PDF form, once completed and printed off can be dropped into Charity Link’s office at 20a Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN or emailed to

If your application is urgent, please give Charity Link a call on 0116 222 2200. They will endeavour to look out for your application, and process it immediately.


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