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Quick help in an emergency

Emergency Grant

Sometimes you need quick short term financial help to get you through the immediate aftermath of an unexpected emergency.

LionHeart’s Short Term Emergency Grant is for RICS members who have been affected by an unexpected environmental disaster or severe weather such as a flood, storm or earthquake.

The grant of up to £1000 is very quick and easy to access and is in the form of a one off payment directly into your bank account.

Once our support officers have been able to make reasonable checks to ensure that you have been affected we will transfer money to your bank account to help you through the early stages after you have been affected by the disaster.

To find out if we can help call us on 0121 289 3300 or 0800 009 2960 or email us on info@lionheart.org.uk


Della’s Story

call-15924_1920Della called LionHeart to enquire about an emergency grant after her home in Wales was badly flooded during Storm Dennis, leaving her and her family temporarily homeless.


She said: “A colleague had reminded me that LionHeart could provide assistance to surveyors in difficult times. Our family home was flooded by Storm Dennis, leaving us temporarily homeless.


“Having recently returned to work following maternity leave we had no savings or financial back-up left, and were struggling to get back on our feet while the insurance claim was sorted out. Buying items that needed immediate replacement -" the baby’s pushchair, school shoes and bags -" left us feeling concerned for our finances.”


Della spoke to a LionHeart support officer, who was able to quickly process an emergency grant for the family. She said: “Financial assistance was extremely helpful. Just talking to Ben on the phone was also super helpful and he also offered assistance with our insurance claim if needed.


“The help LionHeart offered was honestly a life saver. Taking the pressure off financially allowed us to focus on dealing with everything else to get our insurance claim started and accepted, find temporary accommodation and settle our three children at what was such a traumatic time for them.”


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Helpline +44(0)121 289 3300 or 0800 009 2960 (UK Free)