Income support and maintenance (Social services)

27 MAY

This activity is best explained by some general examples of the activities a charity may undertake within this category. The examples are not an exhaustive list. They are presented as a guide. A charity’s experience or interpretation of the category may be different. See Charity Activities.

Income support and maintenance

Income support and maintenance – Organisations providing cash assistance and other forms of direct services to people who are in financial need to assist them to meet their living expenses.

Example: an organisation that gives vouchers to people in financial need so that they can purchase groceries.

Material assistance – Organisations providing food, clothing, transport, and other forms of assistance; includes food banks and clothing distribution centres.

Example: an organisation provides food parcels to people who are experiencing financial need and basic necessities for newly arrived refugees.


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