|List of Charities and funds which may be available to assist you
|Please note this list is not exhaustive.
|Name Of Charity
|The ACT Foundation
||The aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled).
||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
||For people holding or having held membership of the BFSA
||Local authority, MoD, Private or Occupational Fire Service are eligible.
|British Kidney Patient Association
||Application to be completed with member of Kidney Care Team.
|Builders Benevolent Institution
||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 auxillary 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
||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
||Applications must be supported by a recognised agency (eg Social Services, Health Visitor etc) and are usually means tested
|The Eaton Fund
||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
||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
||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
||Max £250. Not for wheelchairs or scooters
||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
||Application can be made by professional, person with MND or carer where a need has been identified.
||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
||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
||For people who work or have worked in the rail industry inc British Transport Police and their families. http://www.railwaybenefitfund.org.uk/how-we-help-how-to-get-help.html
|Rainy Day trust (DIY Industry)
||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.
||0845 241 7141
||Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force. Regulars and reserves. Including family
|The Security Benevolent Fund
||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