The League of the Helping Hand

This fund is only open to applications from intermediaries or support workers

Grants available for individuals living with physical and diagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities. Grants are also available for people who are caring for an adult or child with a disability. The charity can provide grants for:

  • One-off grants between £50 - £250 for household items (e.g. a hob, cooker, washing machine, fridge); carpeting
  • specialist items
  • carers breaks
  • Quarterly gifts for older people who are ill to help contribute towards daily living expenses

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

People who have a physical or mental disability or learning difficulty may be eligible. People who are caring for a child or adult who has a disability may also be eligible.

We cannot help with:

  • Computers or IT equipment, except for the blind or those who are confined to their house due to disability.
  • Electric wheelchairs and scooters, stair lifts, hoists, car purchases and adaptations etc.
  • Building/renovation/extension works
  • Debts/bankruptcy fees
  • Tenancy deposits
  • Support for refugees unless they have been granted residency/asylum
  • Medical, dental and therapeutic treatment

How to apply?

Via a third party sponsor only. This may be a representative from social services, NHS, housing association, tenancy support agency, carers' centre, Citizens Advice or another charity.  He/she can download grant application form on the League of the Helping Hands website and complete on behalf of applicant. 

The sponsor must be able to process the grant payment through the sponsoring body; it cannot be issued direct to applicant. 

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) letters detailing benefits being received should be submitted. Supporting medical evidence whilst useful, does not have to be included with application. 

A self-addressed stamped envelope with the application form is appreciated.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, there is no deadline involved.  The League of the Helping Hand aims to turn applications round within four weeks from receipt.

Contact details

League of the Helping Hand, PO Box 342
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 5AQ
Telephone: 01444236099

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