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If you are unable to afford your living costs, an essential home repair, or a cost related to disability, you may qualify for assistance from a charity.


Charitable Funding

If you are unable to afford your living costs, an essential home repair, or a cost related to disability, you may qualify for assistance from a charity.

Each of the charities has their own rules about how to apply. Some welcome direct applications while others prefer referrals from other organisations, such as another charity or a support worker. 

These are some of the main funds that can help nurses and healthcare assistants.

If you or your partner has worked in another occupation, you may wish to find out if there is a charitable fund related to people from that particular profession.

A longer list of funds can be found here: https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk

Queens Nursing Institute Benefit Fund 

The QNI will consider applications from registered nurses in financial need, who work or have worked in the community for a minimum of three years. 

See www.qni.org.uk

The 1930 Fund for District Nurses 

Support considered for registered nurses who have worked as a community, district or school nurse, health visitor, community midwife or community psychiatric nurse

See www.1930fundfornurses.org 

Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Support for:

  • Registered nurses and midwives. Retired nurses and midwives
  • HCAs and nursing auxiliaries with at least 3 years employment in a hospital or clinical setting under direct supervision of a registered nurse
  • Students on recognised courses will be considered if they are in exceptional circumstances such as sudden ill health or in a crisis situation. Cannot 'top up' NHS nursing bursaries, usual student expenses or pay for study fees. 

See www.cavellnursestrust.org 

Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund

Applications considered from nurses, former nurses and HCAs who have practised in the UK for a minimum of 5 years and find themselves in hardship.

See www.juniusmorgan.org.uk 

Eaton Fund for Artists, Nurses and Gentlewomen 

Nurses in employment or retired who live in England, Scotland or Wales. Grants for specific items. Cannot fund mortgages, rent, fuel, phone bills, food, educational fees, medical or personal care, or pay creditors. 

Applicants must apply using the form on the website (can be posted on request).

See http://www.eaton-fund.co.uk

Turn2Us Elizabeth Finn Fund

Grants to people who hold or have formerly held occupations requiring a certain level of responsibility and education, or whose partners have done so. Nurses and former nurses can apply. Applicants must be British Citizens. Applicants must be on a low income and have under £4000 in savings.

See https://www.turn2us.org.uk/About-Us/Turn2us-Grants/Turn2us-Elizabeth-Finn-Fund

The Care Workers Charity

Grants are considered for people who have worked in registered care or supported living. There are further criteria listed here: https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/grant-criteria

See https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk