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Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change

First published:
15 July 2021
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I am pleased to announce our £10m Tenancy Hardship Grant (THG) opens to applications today.

The scheme will support private rented sector tenants in Wales who are in significant rent arrears as a direct result of the pandemic. It is part of our ongoing commitment to prevent homelessness in Wales.

The scheme is being delivered by local authorities. Tenants who are not in receipt of housing related benefits, and who have fallen behind on their payments by eight weeks or more as a consequence of the pandemic, between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2021, will be eligible to apply for a grant.

Further information on eligibility, including how to make an application for a grant, can be found here:

Tenancy Hardship Grant for private rented sector tenants: coronavirus | GOV.WALES

The commencement of the Tenancy Hardship Grant marks the closure of the Tenancy Saver Loan scheme.

I would like to again extend my thanks to the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, credit unions and local authorities for their commitment to delivering at pace to ensure that private sector tenants could and can continue to access the support they need to prevent eviction into homelessness.