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Data Provider: Welsh Government Discretionary Assistance Fund - Weekly data (March 2020 to October 2023)
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1 October 20234,530379346,518392,604
24 September 20234,297305326,185304,132
17 September 20233,880342302,885354,468
10 September 20234,113286324,796310,294
3 September 20233,098187241,615202,912
27 August 20233,881243296,163249,993
20 August 20232,966247230,266259,367
13 August 20233,296345257,264340,065
6 August 20233,786361296,172398,902
30 July 20233,355197255,338199,431
23 July 20233,784296294,844290,985
16 July 20234,037337314,098362,158
9 July 20234,312370341,942369,958
2 July 20233,589343279,293354,127
25 June 20234,011400309,949372,561
18 June 20234,732286370,676271,066
11 June 20234,535261347,097258,841
4 June 20234,210157316,025155,880
28 May 20234,115371313,403362,515
21 May 20234,253301326,528283,014
14 May 20233,535208271,811200,910
7 May 20232,790387210,582371,295
30 April 20233,868756289,291741,797
23 April 20236,170446429,854419,756
16 April 20235,654174403,874158,155
9 April 20234,284128299,892119,210
2 April 20237,063259422,986222,367
26 March 20239,416274617,933246,104
19 March 20239,846282622,668262,019
12 March 20239,638295643,682266,594
5 March 20238,797401586,326356,176
26 February 20238,816220567,346205,671
19 February 20238,975375588,408340,786
12 February 20239,266428609,267373,721
5 February 20239,836354622,117307,485
29 January 20239,701252640,402202,707
22 January 20239,621214666,047200,309
15 January 202310,244374660,965319,266
8 January 20238,110242551,806208,664
1 January 20233,83355252,77451,950
25 December 20228,648182617,537177,378
18 December 202210,205126736,249116,098
11 December 20228,079215564,601196,355
4 December 20228,048454575,520410,396
27 November 20227,640293552,067267,940
20 November 20225,453477391,046431,389
13 November 20226,223400439,466375,630
6 November 20225,737268401,289236,909
30 October 20226,540362450,460343,031
23 October 20226,512344446,175328,180
16 October 20226,316248442,988233,075
9 October 20225,316249375,499231,310
2 October 20225,901233418,413229,074
25 September 20225,022224356,126214,081
18 September 20226,459292454,899271,980
11 September 20226,036304423,965290,326
4 September 20226,398192397,865174,124
28 August 20225,103322356,855290,269
21 August 20225,540262388,876248,576
14 August 20224,890186337,586167,232
7 August 20224,144197254,896203,998
31 July 20223,605285255,336272,314
24 July 20223,575331250,306317,258
17 July 20225,020299348,969272,398
10 July 20224,899228343,496213,117
3 July 20225,569285387,856273,839
26 June 20225,402310378,266304,989
19 June 20226,252265438,904240,386
12 June 20227,359287511,666292,609
5 June 20223,855214265,741192,704
29 May 20226,491330452,915300,361
22 May 20225,854233407,883204,279
15 May 20226,901241478,256262,734
8 May 20224,55574320,84675,359
1 May 20227,441314441,496290,098
24 April 20226,908186479,102183,415
17 April 20226,963214478,066221,406
10 April 20226,453226455,903211,729
3 April 20226,537177460,946154,637
27 March 20226,099292478,121256,726
20 March 20226,880169477,510146,912
13 March 20226,485267453,928222,912
6 March 20226,778309469,055276,326
27 February 20226,419252442,069219,629
20 February 20227,300213503,212181,236
13 February 20227,188185499,652159,846
6 February 20226,317263439,322240,092
30 January 20226,602259459,141230,347
23 January 20226,697197469,857171,310
16 January 20228,762221607,265188,302
9 January 20227,801362519,369266,487
2 January 20223,606122250,329105,912
26 December 20214,27125304,73221,536
19 December 20216,056200439,957187,299
12 December 20216,011326430,287313,653
5 December 20215,547278396,490252,275
28 November 20215,632226402,698209,715
21 November 20216,591245470,315224,789
14 November 20214,867189351,139168,356
7 November 20214,407228316,487207,041
31 October 20213,223217228,409204,296
24 October 20213,740312267,127299,206
17 October 20214,397196318,506155,207
10 October 20212,87557205,30448,936
3 October 20212,285168159,693151,957
26 September 20212,548158172,643132,980
19 September 20212,795330193,811297,636
12 September 20212,998213208,546204,533
5 September 20212,4430129,8840
29 August 20212,350211159,122185,157
22 August 20212,333286157,350259,791
15 August 20212,718246185,741229,004
8 August 20212,550115175,16298,608
1 August 20212,098246143,444234,050
25 July 20212,461191168,372150,857
18 July 20213,170199223,796164,824
11 July 20212,918288200,403252,732
4 July 20212,523199175,387165,687
27 June 20212,597242178,139198,829
20 June 20212,719320185,896295,727
13 June 20212,983156202,756129,169
6 June 20211,77583120,78679,582
30 May 20213,981355271,761323,244
23 May 20214,295412294,170360,068
16 May 20214,33084297,33569,308
9 May 20213,448145236,556129,935
2 May 20213,975283270,430252,849
25 April 20214,293207292,114189,522
18 April 20215,365291366,634267,039
11 April 20214,01448254,36742,707
4 April 20213,874196265,616157,638
28 March 20214,847275333,840258,993
21 March 20215,150259350,450238,849
14 March 20215,251301357,390245,843
7 March 20214,664149316,670127,871
28 February 20215,127317349,710272,263
21 February 20215,693295377,504256,082
14 February 20214,708292317,111254,853
7 February 20213,789123256,900110,899
31 January 20213,804227260,097203,500
24 January 20214,505189301,819185,782
17 January 20214,880284325,301251,326
10 January 20215,97364411,12959,037
3 January 20212,200*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication146,374*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
27 December 20202,755133190,702121,519
20 December 20204,912289339,132265,045
13 December 20205,068222352,692176,034
6 December 20204,864277337,437269,486
29 November 20204,249374296,191347,376
22 November 20205,083266351,838252,684
15 November 20205,008190343,138171,462
8 November 20205,226107355,350104,325
1 November 20204,538251311,848230,309
25 October 20204,681140323,924125,942
18 October 20204,622350316,586338,298
11 October 20204,956273337,830247,380
4 October 20204,817258327,526225,502
27 September 20204,431219302,362208,252
20 September 20204,012159272,090126,080
13 September 20204,463157304,130129,478
6 September 20203,496147231,285130,844
30 August 20204,451130288,139117,133
23 August 20204,387156279,078137,827
16 August 20204,230173267,240167,311
9 August 20204,251187262,218164,156
2 August 20203,997121248,912118,377
26 July 20204,673132292,909126,767
19 July 20204,433143278,951121,489
12 July 20204,729115294,72487,954
5 July 20204,149166256,557136,752
28 June 20204,488186275,858155,977
21 June 20205,420171332,785131,082
14 June 20204,79666296,50350,545
7 June 20202,889113177,65591,685
31 May 20202,28652139,62526,290
24 May 20202,473254171,896223,238
17 May 20203,06446189,40337,324
10 May 20202,22431135,05026,357
3 May 20201,846111110,220102,901
26 April 20201,942173116,030167,413
19 April 20201,95542116,95545,217
12 April 20201,987114117,190111,158
5 April 20202,832205168,710198,372
29 March 20203,613158221,030145,704
22 March 20202,41830151,98533,828

Metadata

Title

Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF)

Last update

December 2023 December 2023

Next update

The December DAF release (covering the period up to the end of September) will be the final release in the current format. From 2024, data on DAF will be published quarterly and figures will be presented at a monthly rather than weekly level. The quarterly releases will include an HTML report in addition to the StatsWales tables and provide breakdowns by age and local authority.

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

DAF

General description

The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) offers two types of grant. Individual Assistance Payments (IAPs) help people live independently in their home or a property that they are moving into. Emergency Assistance Payments (EAPs) help pay for essential costs, such as food, gas, electricity, clothing or emergency travel.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, EAPs could be claimed for reasons relating to COVID-19 such as experiencing delays in Universal Credit payments or other DWP claims as a result of the pandemic and to cover the £20 reduction in Universal Credit payments that occurred in October 2021. As there are now factors other than the pandemic motivating these payments, the categorisation of EAPs into “COVID-19” and “Normal” payments from previous releases has been dropped for these tables. From 1 April 2023, COVID-19 is no longer available to be selected as a reason for applying for an EAP.

From 1 April 2023 all applicants will be eligible for 3 payments in a 12-month rolling period. (This will include all EAP awards previously received within the past 12 months). Since 2020, people impacted by the pandemic or the loss of the £20 Universal Credit uplift have been able to receive 5 payments. These 3 payments will be at a higher value with an 11% inflationary increase given to all EAP awards. The 28-day gap between application dates will reduce to 7 days for all applicants. These changes are to allow for short and successive use of the fund in a time of crisis or emergency.


Data collection and calculation

DAF data is supplied to the Welsh Government by our service provider NEC Software Solutions UK.

Frequency of publication

No longer updated

Statistical quality

DAF data is supplied to the Welsh Government by our service provider NEC Software Solutions UK. The data does not go through any formal validation processes and therefore is not published as a National Statistic

Name

SIEQ0101