The Social Fund in Benefits and HMRC Posted November 23, 2010 · Edited November 23, 2010 by EYECATCHER incorrect grammer Can i apply to the social fund for a grant? After nearly three years of unemployment due to redundancy I have at last started full time work with a local company. The problem we have is that it is monthly paid and as i started on the 17th of the month we will receive no wages until the end of December. I appreciate that we will get help with rent and council tax but as we have only received the £100 back to work grant and £81 end of job seekers allowance we will have a total of £181 to last six or seven weeks. This will not cover Gas,Electricity and fuel for travelling to and from work never mind food and bills. I made a point of going in person to the job-centre to sign off on the 16th and asked what help we could get, they informed us they could do nothing apart from the above mentioned.