Association for the Relief of Infirmity in the West of Scotland

The Association for the Relief of Infirmity in the West of Scotland gives grants to adults who are in financial need and who have 'contracted incurable diseases' which causes a significant impairment to their daily life. For example, they might have an illness such as multiple sclerosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

Applicants must live in the West of Scotland and have done so for at least five years.

The charity gives one-off or regular grants.

The Association does not help people who have HIV, AIDS or cancer.

Last updated on 17 July 2019

Who is eligible?

People aged 18 and over who are in financial need and who have 'contracted incurable diseases' which causes a significant impairment to their daily life. 

Applicants must live in the West of Scotland and have done so for at least five years.

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The Association does not help people who have HIV, AIDS or cancer.

Regular grants can be given on condition an eligibility certificate is completed by the applicant at least yearly.

One-off grants can be given for the purchase of specific items, for example: appliances for the applicant's home, the cost of installing ramped access or a stairlift. Receipts or invoices must be provided.

What the charity does not fund

The charity cannot help people with HIV, AIDS or cancer. See the Notes with the application-form-on-the-Wright-Johnston-and-Mackenzie-website-(PDF-file-size-360kb) for more information about what health conditions the charity does and doesn't cover.

One-off grants are not given for the payment of debts, household bills or holidays.

 

How to apply?

Applications can only be made by a professional working with the applicant, such as a health and care worker (including social workers), or a charity. 

There is an application form with notes that you can print off from the charities page of the Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP website (click the link that says ARI).

As well as the application form, the charity requires a social report from the organisation submitting the application and a report from the applicant's GP.

Grant applications are looked at trustee meetings in March, June, September and November/December each year.

The charity replies to all applicants, whether or not they can help.

Contact details

Association for the Relief of Infirmity in the West of Scotland
Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, 302 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
Scotland
G2 5RZ
Email: rmd@wjm.co.uk

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