263a Tarbock Road
Huyton Merseyside, L36 0SD

Sources of Funding and Grant Money for families and individuals



The League of the Helping Hand helps those who are living on a very low income, receiving the appropriate welfare benefits and who have exhausted all other funding sources including statutory funding, occupational, local and specialist charities. We help those: with physical and diagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities and people caring for an adult or child with a disability.
Assistance is offered to all ages; help for children should be made through a parent/legal guardian (as the recipient). 
The League Of The Helping Hand
The Secretary
PO Box 342
Burgess Hill
RH15 5AQ 
01444 236 099 


The Glasspool Trust is one of the few national charities making grants to individuals which has no restrictions on the type of beneficiary. Our aim is to provide timely, life-enhancing support to people in need; short-term involvement for long-term impact. 
We do not accept applications from individuals directly. 
We believe our grants are most effective through working with front-line advice and social care agencies that provide a package of support.
Our vision is of a society where people in need receive sufficient support to over-come hardship.
Glasspool Charity Trust
Saxon House (2nd Floor)
182 Hoe Street
E17 4QH
020 8520 4354


The Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust provides grants to help people in need who are ill, convalescent or disabled. These are used to provide medical and household aids that make a huge difference to people’s ability to manage at home and live as independently as possible. 
Currently we are considering all requests for funding for people of all ages who are sick, in poor health or disabled and require medical items and services to improve their quality of life.
Mrs. Ann Griffiths
Grants and Funding Manager
Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust
Community House
Room 35
South Street
Bromley BR1 1RH
0207 998 8817


The Boshier-Hinton Foundation exists to improve quality of life for people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and their families, in any part of the country, by making donations to charitable institutions providing facilities and advocacy for children and adults with special educational or other needs: or by making donations to other registered Charities: or by making donations to local community charities or other agencies in any part of the country whose objects are no wider than the charity’s own, or to any charity for particular purposes which fall within the Foundation’s objects.

Please note we do not make grants directly to individuals.

Boshier – Hinton Foundation
Aythorpe Roding
Great Dunmow
Essex CM6 1PD

01245 231032



Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community.
Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2016.
The Barchester Healthcare Foundation
Grants Management Team
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation
Suite 304, Third Floor
Design Centre East
Chelsea Harbour
SW10 0XF
0800 328 3328




The Paul Bush Foundation Trust was set up by Bush & Company Rehabilitation in 2012, after over 25 years experience in the field of severe and catastrophic injury, with the following aims:



  • To assist those with an acquired physical disability, as a result of an accident or birth injury to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being via the provision of grants to address individual needs.
  • To support registered charitable organisations in England whose objectives are solely related to the provision of services to people with an acquired disability as a result of an accident or birth injury.

Criteria and Application for Individuals

Individual Application Guidelines click here

Individual Application Form click here


Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK.

They also run an Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and their Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.

Passionate, positive and practical, they are motivated to improve the lives of the estimated 770,000 disabled children living in the UK, starting with the 400,000 living in or on the margins of poverty.

What makes them special:

  • They don’t believe in waiting lists for children
  • They treat families and their children as individuals
  • They’re a national charity with a local heart

Apply for Support 

Application: Equipment, S.T.E.P Programme (Cerebral Palsy & Brain Injury), A.C.T Programme (Autism), SDR / Proton Beam Special Fund 

Application: Enable Sport – specialist equipment for disabled athletes

Application: Destination Dreams – holidays of a lifetime for children fighting life threatening illnesses and their families

Treatment and surgery not available in the UK

To apply for Treatment not available in the UK, then please contact ben.sutcliffe@caudwellchildren.com or call 0345 300 1348


Access: Family Support – support in times of crisis at home or at hospital

A Guide To Our Family Services For Disabled Children

Access: Short Breaks – activities to access fun and provide children with confidence


British Gas Trust fund

Funding is available for clients to apply for grants to clear their debts and to purchase essential household items.

The service is provided free and confidential and you do not have to pay anything back if you receive an award.

This is a British Gas Trust Fund but you do not need to be a customer to apply, and there are no boundary limits within Merseyside to applying.

Successful applications in the past have included such awards as Gas/Electric arrears, funeral expenses, washing machine, tumble dryer etc.

For more information on what you can and cannot apply for and help with applying for a grant contact Michael Egan at St Helens Citizen Advice Bureau, telephone 01744 751 380 or use our contact form under ‘contact us’