Family Action Welfare Grants

Health & Social Care

Family Action Welfare Grants’ programme is available for essential personal and household needs to assist families and individuals with low incomes, particularly those living on benefits. Grants available nationally are:

  • Older People: support to promote inde-pendence; improve the quality of life and isolation for those aged 60 and over
  • Sickness/Disability: support to pay for dis-ability aids that will benefit the applicant in their home. Funds are also available for medical treatment or to defray the expens-es of convalescence and recuperation
  • Mental Health: support for adults (over the age of 18) with a clinical diagnosis of a mental health problem
  • Domestic Abuse: support for families or individuals who have recently experienced domestic abuse

The average grant is in the region of £200 to a maximum of £300 in most cases. Grants of up to £500 can be made under the Sickness/Disability priority area. Applications are not accepted directly from individual members of the public. All applications must be made online by a suitable referring agency.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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