• Covid19 Update June 26, 2020 - Like everyone else in the UK that is not a key worker, we have been on lockdown, staying safe in our homes. Sadly though, our services were needed more than ever before during this period and we had days with record numbers of applications to us for help. People losing their jobs or placed on… Continue Reading
  • When you are forced to choose between heating or food February 26, 2020 - One of the cases we helped a while back was for a man who had recently separated from his wife. He'd found somewhere to live, but tight finances meant that he couldn't afford to put the heating on and spend money on food during the week. (Paying back advanced payments of Universal Credit meant that… Continue Reading
  • It’s February already! February 8, 2020 - Well, we raced through January here at The Biscuit Fund and before our feet could hit the ground we were in February. Throughout January we helped out lots of families that had exhausted their visits to their local food bank or were sat in cold homes in the freezing weather, shivering without money to top… Continue Reading
  • Entering 2020 January 11, 2020 - Hopefully, you all had a safe and happy Christmas and New Year if you celebrate. The Biscuit Fund monitored the emails over the holiday period just in case there was an urgent request, which there were and fortunately, we were able to help during that window when most other agencies are closed. Since we've been… Continue Reading
  • When a tiny charity suddenly becomes slightly famous (or maybe just better well-known) December 19, 2019 - It has been a very interesting week for us here, in our tiny group that is the Biscuit Fund. Mention was made of our name last week and a little bit about what we do. This was lovely, however, it also alerted other groups and organisations of our existence and we have been (virtually of… Continue Reading
  • Having to choose December 11, 2019 - Requests for our help keep coming in as the colder weather is upon us. Families struggling to choose, do they stay warm or have food to eat? It is that tough a decision. We have had to tighten our own belt as we find ourselves having to decide is this need desperate or is it… Continue Reading
  • Growing up poor, life for children on Universal Credit December 4, 2019 - This week there was a programme on Channel 4, Dispatches, Growing up poor: Britain's Breadline Kids. This programme offered a view of the world that we at The Biscuit Fund see on a regular basis, of families struggling to put food onto the table or to be able to put the heating on without thinking.… Continue Reading
  • Having to choose between staying warm or having food to eat November 23, 2019 - As the weather gets colder, it is becoming difficult for some to stay on top of rising energy costs, so this week we have seen a number of cases come to us where Universal Credit hasn't been able to stretch to topping up the energy meters. It just takes an unexpected expense and suddenly it's… Continue Reading
  • Things are getting tough as the days and nights get colder November 12, 2019 - Things here at the Biscuit Fund have been quite tough just lately. The demand for assistance from us has more than doubled, much more than that even. The cases we used to receive in a week, we are now receiving more of in a single day. The nights are drawing in and it is much… Continue Reading
  • Mother and children in the cold and dark November 1, 2019 - Among the many cases we dealt with this week, one stood out that we'd like to share with you. This is an example of a typical situation that many are facing up and down the UK. A post was spotted on social media by one of our members, where the question was asked about deductions… Continue Reading
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