Covid-19 financial help and advice

The Coronavirus pandemic is set to fundamentally change the way we live our lives.

It is an anxious and upsetting time, and while the primary concern is health, our financial wellbeing is also important.

Many are worrying about losing their jobs, paying their mortgages and how sick pay and benefits will work.

To help, we are trying to bring you the most up to date information and try to answer your questions on these issues best we can.

A variety of services can be found below, with information and advice on how to get help with your finances.


Lancashire Community Finance (LCF)

Lancashire Community Finance (LCF) staff remain available during our usual hours Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

You’ll still be able to reach LCF on 01772 556877 and email

For Start Up Loan queries, call 01772 205031 or email

In addition to LCF existing projects they have been granted a small amount of funding from the Community Foundation for Lancashire to provide a telephone help line for 12 weeks for anybody in financial difficulty because of the Covid-19 situation.

Call LCF confidential and friendly team on 01772 556877, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

The Money Advice Service


It looks like the UK will be dealing with Covid-19 for a lot of this year and there’s still a lot of uncertainty about where we’ll end up.


The Money Advice Service have put together a section to make sure you’ve thought of everything.


Money Saving Expert

Money Saving Expert have information on financial help and rights during the coronavirus pandemic.

Everything from sick pay, mortgages, rent help, train refunds, energy top-ups and more.


Just Finance Foundation

The Just Finance Foundation recognizes the significant impact that the Covid-19 outbreak will have on the finances and daily lives of all in the uk.

The Foundation is deeply concerned for its supporters, friends, families and recipients of Just Finance Foundation interventions.

Therefore, they have compiled a short signposting page to help navigate this difficult period.