Grants for families in financial hardship

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Given the current crisis and the ever-growing number of families experiencing financial fragility, Ealing's Family Information Service have a list of the following organisations to keep in mind.   Glasspool Trust is a UK wide grants giving charity that provide one-off grants to individuals.  Save the Children run a grant programme called Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! For low-income families, this programme provides beds, white goods, toys and books to children who are disadvantaged and in need. The Family Fund gives grants to families raising disabled and seriously ill children aged 17 and under. Health through Warmth is an initiative set up by NPower to assist vulnerable people in England and Wales who have long term, cold-related illnesses and need assistance to fund and install heating and insulation in their homes. The Trust helps families and individuals living in fuel poverty, or who are struggling to pay for their gas and/or electricity. They award grants to clear those debts. The Trust also offers help via Further Assistance Payments to clear other priority household debts or purchase essential household items. The British Gas Energy Trust has a particular focus on fuel poverty, helping those who are struggling to pay for their consumption of gas and electricity get back on their feet and remain debt-free going forward. In exceptional cases, the Trust can also help with other priority household costs and items. The Family Holiday Association provides holidays for parents and children who experience disadvantage as a result of poverty. Action for Kids supports young people with physical and learning disabilities through the provision of mobility aids, employability training and family support. Caudwell Children provide equipment, treatment, therapies and family support for disabled children and their families across the UK. Family Action has both welfare and education grant programmes to help address the needs of disadvantaged families and individuals that struggle to afford basic needs and to pursue educational and employment ambitions. Marvellous Family Grants are for families facing financial hardship while caring for a seriously ill child. 


Updated 21.09.2020 - The Affordable warmth scheme is a government-led initiative through EON Energy to assist vulnerable people who are on benefits and need assistance to fund and install heating and insulation in their homes. It allows customers to get free or partly funded energy improvements on their home. The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme designed to help provide people with the financial assistance in the form of a £140 one-off payment to help them pay for their energy bills throughout the winter months. The initiative was first introduced in 2011 and is run in cooperation with many different energy providers. The qualifications for applying change every year depending on your supplier, but tend to be given to people receiving benefits.