Charities & Grants

List of Charities and funds which may be available to assist you
Please note this list is not exhaustive.
Name Of Charity Contact Number Email Criteria
The ACT Foundation 01753 753900 The aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled).
Age distress 0870 803 1950 Age 65 or older, low income minimal savings written support from care professionals required
Association of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Taxes’ Benevolent Fund 020 7147 2807 Current and former tax inspectors and other senior officers in the Inland Revenue who are members of the association, and their dependants, who are ill or in other necessitous circumstances.
Bank Workers Charity 0800 0234 834 Provides practical and financial support to individuals and their families who work or have worked in the banking industry
The Barchester Healthcare Foundation 0800 328 3328 Helps older people and other adults with a disability 2013 focus is helping older people (65+) in our community, to improve mobility, independence and quality of life
BEN – the automotive industry charity 01344 876 770 For people who have worked in the automotive industry Less than £4000 in savings. Max £500 grant
British Fire Services Association 01526 830255 For people holding or having held membership of the BFSA Local authority, MoD, Private or Occupational Fire Service are eligible.
British Kidney Patient Association 01420 541424 Application to be completed with member of Kidney Care Team.
Builders Benevolent Institution 01622 681997 People who are or who have been master builders (employers in the building industry) and their dependants may be eligible for a grant
Care Professionals Benevolent Fund 0845 601 9055 People who have limited savings. Have worked in the care profession. Min grant £250 Max £5,000
Cavell Nurses Trust 0808 1234 999 Savings less than £4000 For Nurses/Midwives Min 3 years experience post qualification or auxiliary Nurse with 5 years experience. Application supported by Health Professional
The Charity for Civil Servants 0208 240 2401 For all current, former and retired civil servants, all employees of our Associated Organisations, and their financial dependants
Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association 01788 556 366 For current and former ICAEW chartered accountants and their families. Financial support is only available when you have been employed by ICAEW for five consecutive years or more
The Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund 0207 437 6567 For people who are or have been employed in the industry for at least 2 years
Cystic Fibrosis Trust 0300 373 1000. Application supported by health professional or member of CF Team
Dystonia society 020 7793 3658 a Welfare Grant scheme for those with a diagnosis of dystonia in financial hardship which may be able to help in these situations.
Earl of Southampton Trust 01329 513294 Applications must be supported by a recognised agency (eg Social Services, Health Visitor etc) and are usually means tested
The Eaton Fund 01273 480606 Supporting letter from health professional For Artists, potters, sculptors, painters – not performing artists. Also for Nurses, medical carers inc retired experiencing hardship or disability. Also helps Gentlewomen – women over 18 years, experiencing hardship
Family Action Suspended until September 2013
Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust 020 7605 4244 The application should be made on behalf of the client by someone with a medical background For people of all ages who are sick, in poor health or disabled and require medical items and services to improve their quality of life
Friends of the Elderly 020 7730 8263 Application by local community organisation. For people aged over 60 with less than £3000 savings.
Hair and beauty benevolent 01494 729358 Last 2 Months bank statements required Letter from GP Required
Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation 020 8977 5534 Those who are suffering severe poverty and financial hardship and who also have ongoing medical problems.
Hospitality industry action 0203 004 5500 For people who have worked within the direct provision of food drink or accomodation in the UK
Huntingtons Disease Association 0151 331 5444 Application must be completed by Professional
Independence at home 0208 427 7929 Referral from health/social care professional. Will contirbute towards final £2000
The Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy 0800 975 3100
Jospeh Patrick trust (Muscular Dystrophy Campaign) 0207 803 4811 Partial Funding (up to £300 for a riser chair). Requires assessment by qualified professional on headed paper.
The Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund 020 7597 3166 Max Grant £1500 Provides financial or other relief for needy practising and former members of the nursing profession. Application supported by Health professional
League of the helping hand 01444 236099 Max £250. Not for wheelchairs or scooters
Macmillan 0808 808 0000 For people of any age diagnosed with cancer Means tested. Average grant £250. Apply via health/social care professional
 Margaret’s Fund Grants for women in financial need and in ill health. Application must be made via a ‘Caring Professional’ (log in required)
The Matthew Trust 020 7736 5976 For people with mental health issues Made via health/social care professional
Miss Doreen Stanford Charitable Trust 0208 650 3368 Applications are discussed anually (March) £500-£1500 one off and recurrent grants for deaf, blind and other disabled people
MND Association 01604 611802 Application can be made by professional, person with MND or carer where a need has been identified.
MS Society 0208 438 0700 Less than £16,000 savings. May pay contribution if savings over £8,000. Supporting Letter from Healthcare professional required.
The Natioanl Benevolent Charity 01666 505500 Must have exhausted other funding routes inc. Charities. Less than £10,000 savings
Pargeter and Wand Trust 0121 459 7670 Women who have never been married and are 55 years of age or over and live in their own homes  The Trust requires applications to be made via Age Concern.
Parkinsons UK (Mali Jenkins Fund) 0207 9318 080 Less than £10,000 savings. Upto £1,500
Professionals Aid Council 020 7935 0641  For people  with a strong educational background Less than £10,000 savings
Railway Benefit fund 01270 251316 For people who work or have worked in the rail industry inc British  Transport Police and their families.
Rainy Day trust (DIY Industry) 0121 2371130 For past and present employees of the home improvement and enhancement supply industry.
The Sawyer Trust Unable to do business by telephone Typically grants do not exceed £500. Aim to relieve women over the age of 50 who are in need, by virtue of financial hardship, sickness or poor health.
SSAFA 0845  241 7141 Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force. Regulars and reserves. Including family
The Security Benevolent Fund 01787 282777 For members of the security profession
The Talisman Charitable Trust The Talisman Charitable Trust, Basement Office, 354 Kennington Road, London SE11 4LD The relief of poverty includes grants for health, housing, disablement or disability  Application should be supported by a local authority, another charitable organisation or an organisation such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau
The True Colours Trust 0207 410 0330 For young people between the ages of 18 to 26 who have a disability and/or complex health care need. Must be referred by a medical professional, social care worker, key worker or family support worker