Apply for Welfare Fund

This fund is temporarily suspended while we manage applications from our Emergency Coronavirus Fund. Applications received after 30th March 2020 will not be processed.   '

The National Benevolent Charity' welcomes applications for financial support from people living in great need it  is not an emergency fund . In order to qualify for financial help from the Welfare Fund a person must:

  • be in receipt of all available state benefits and have applied to any trade or professional charity or charities that support any medical condition to which they may suffer;
  • have been resident in the United Kingdom for not less than 24 months;
  • if under state retirement age, be in exceptional circumstances such as in receipt of long term sickness benefits personal independence payments;
  • have no assets (excluding their home);
  • have a disposable income after certain expenses have been disregarded (e.g. rent, council tax) of less that what is needed to provide a basic standard of living.

All applications must be submitted on a standard application form and provide full financial details. All income is taken into consideration including PIP and attendance allowance, applications should be supported by one or more referees, for example; doctor, nurse, social worker, local clergyman, advice worker, etc. Each year The National Benevolent Charity receives many more applications for financial assistance than it has funds available for distribution. For the time being, preference is given to applicants who do not meet the qualifications of other benevolence charities, however, all applications are considered by the Welfare Committee. For further information please contact us

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