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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