Supports for Benefits & Grants - Helping Charities | Resources

Turn2us    Email :

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. Charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Financial assistance and other forms of support are often available from grant-giving charities, depending on your particular background and circumstances…… Read More

Charity Search    Email :

Charity Search delivers a free service which helps older people in genuine financial need receive the support that may be available to them from a variety of charitable sources. Charity Search is small national charity based in Bristol.  We offer a free service to individuals, aged 50 and above, by sign-posting them to charities that may wish to help them. We have….. Read More


A directory of grants for disabled people, find children’s charities listed for parents and carers of disabled children offering assistance with education, disability aids and equipment and much more.

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should face cancer alone. So when you need someone to turn to Macmillan Cancer Support is there for you. Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, Macmillan Cancer Support is a constant source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you take back control of your life. We provide practical, medical and….. Read More


Newlife Foundation is a children’s charity that provides grants for aids and equipment for children with special needs in the UK.

Access To Work

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you.

Carers Oxfordshire

Support and advice for carers in Oxfordshire. Site provides direct dial helpline contacts with information about benefits, carers assessment and also how to receive grants and breaks.


Founded in 2001, Cerebra is a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions, through research, information and direct, on-going support. Living with neurological conditions can make life very hard, not just for the child, but for their family too. At Cerebra, with the help of our supporters, we aim to make it easier…… Read More

Child Brain Injury Trust

Providing a national helpline offering child and family support and information to parents of a child with brain injury. Site offers details of grants, training and events as well as helpline contacts.

Citizens Advice

Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. Offer advice on money and debt, and may be able to help access local grant-makers.

Department for communities and local government

Has information on housing and disabled facilities grants.

Directory of Social Change

Guide to grants for individuals in need a book published by the Directory of Social Change available in most libraries and some Citizen’s Advice Bureaux. Contains details of over 2,000 trusts which together give a total of around £269 million a year for the relief of individual poverty and hardship.

Disabled Adaptations and Equipment

A Directgov site offering details of disabled home adaption grants, moving home advice and details of equipment for the home.


You could get a grant from your council if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home, for example to: widen doors and install ramps, improve access to rooms and facilities – e.g. stairlifts or a downstairs bathroom, provide a heating system suitable for your needs, adapt heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use.

Elifar Foundation

The Elifar Foundation is a small charity which aims to help improve the care, facilities and equipment available to profoundly disabled children and young adults both at home or in residential care.

Elizabeth Finn Grants

Elizabeth Finn Grants provide direct financial support to people in financial hardship who have worked within a number of professions.

Family Fund

A charity that is the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.


Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England.

Free Cycle

Freecycle, A world-wide organisation with thousands of members who ‘recycle’ old items from clothing to computers, household goods to children’s toys. Subscribers can request items or post items they want to get rid of, and then individuals can ‘bid’ for the free item and usually pick it up. The entire service is free-of-charge and there are many local groups nationwide.

Furniture Re-use Network

Furniture Re-use Network, National body of furniture reuse organisations. Has details of other community recycling projects listed on the Contact Us page.

Gardening for Disabled Trust

A trust that gives grants to people all over the United Kingdom to help them continue to garden, despite advancing illness, age or disability.

Help the Hospices

A leading charity set up to support independent hospice care providers throughout the UK. Includes details of grants, fundraising information and offers latest news.

HM Government benefits

All disability related benefits provided by the government for disabled people and how to claim.

Matthew Trust

The Matthew Trust is a small registered charity providing last-stop support & care for people aged 8 years old & upwards, living in all communities throughout the UK, who have a mental health problem of any kind. Applications must come from healthcare professionals on behalf of individuals.

MS Reading

Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society supports people with MS. Offers grants, minibus transport, drop in centres and holiday help. View newsletter, contact and links.

NHS Student Bursaries

Details of how to claim study allowances plus the maximum allowance help or grants offered to assist disabled students.

Open University: Services for Disabled Students

An introduction to the Open University with information about disabled student grants, equipment and how to get financial support.

Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society

Provides grants for equipment and adaptations to help people with MS plus offers transport details as well as welfare and support information.

Royal Blind Society

Details of grants, holidays and events plus advice contact details.

Royal Society for the Relief of Indigent Gentlewomen of Scotland, The

Royal Society for the Relief of Indigent Gentlewomen of Scotland consider applications from ladies who are: • Aged 50 years or over. • Scottish, by birth, education or with a substantial and enduring connection to Scotland. Ladies should be single, widowed or divorced, from a business or professional background.


The Skinners’ Benevolent Trust aims to support isolated adults living on a very low income, who have been cut off in some way from society and who are trying to re-build their lives. Skinnershall  provide grants of up to £250 for essential household items that cannot be paid for from statutory funds.


StepChange is the UK’s leading debt advice charity, and StepChange have been helping people break free from problem debt for 20 years.

Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust    Email :

Strongbones have funds available to donate towards arthritis, scoliosis, brittle bone disease and all other conditions of the bone. They provide grants for medical equipment, computers/software, toys, sensory equipment, short breaks away, days out and proven household bills.

The ACT Foundation

ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled). ACT’s grants generally fall into the following areas: building (funding modifications such as stairlifts, bathroom adaptations and vehicle adaptations), equipment (provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including….. Read More

The Adam Millichip Foundation

Providing financial grants to disabled people who wish to participate in sports, with the aim of improving their quality of their life.

The National Benevolent Charity

The National Benevolent Institution (NBI) has been giving financial assistance to needy older people since its foundation in 1812. Today NBI continue to give to over 250 older people struggling with a limited income through a regular annuity payment.

The Wheelchair Users Group

A registered charity offering grants from local councils, factsheets and news to wheelchair users.

Tourettes Action

A UK Charity working to improve the lives of people with to tourettes syndrome. Website provides details of their help and support groups, available grants and future events taking place along with helpline contacts.


The Universal Beneficent Society is a national charity which helps older people in the UK who are living on very low incomes. UBS provides its beneficiaries with a regular additional income, grants for emergencies and bedding packs.

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