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