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Grants and charity payments

If you're finding it hard to cope financially there are many charities and organisations who might be able to assist you. You will find a small selection of these charities listed on this page but, and at the bottom of the page you will find details of various external websites who maintain searchable directories of a wide range of charities around the country.

A few of the charities out there...

Other information and advice

The Charities Commission website allows you to search for particular charities according to your situation; use the 'Advanced Search' function for the best results.

The Charity Choice website also has a searchable directory of charities from around the country.

Turn2Us provide an A-Z charity directory and a charity search function.

Disability Grants UK is a website listing charitable organisations offering grants to disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, to cover the costs of mobility aids, household goods, rent, bills and unexpected expenses.

Charity Search hold information about charities that give grants to individuals in need - call their helpline on tel 0117 982 4060 to find out more.

If you have previously served in the armed forces you may find it useful to look at our page on Support for veterans.