The Liverpool Merchants’ Guild

We help people aged 50 and over who live in the Merseyside area, or used to live there for at least fifteen years, who are in financial hardship and who have worked in a professional or self-employed capacity, or in a supervisory, clerical or non-manual role.

Examples of grants funded include:

  • bathroom/WC conversions to enable access
  • purchase of stair-lifts
  • insulation/energy saving work
  • purchase of white goods such as fridges, washing machines and cookers
  • help with daily living expenses

Last updated on 6 June 2019

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • over 50 years old
  • currently live in Merseyside, or have lived in Merseyside in the past for a continuous period of at least 15 years.
  • work, or have worked as a professional or self-employed person, or in a supervisory capacity, or in a clerical or non-manual post.
  • have savings of less than £23,250.
  • in financial hardship and struggling to cope on your household/personal income.

We do not consider support for:

  • One off Grants to pay rent arrears or debts (but we will consider making a regular payment to supplement your income and help you to manage your personal budget).
  • One off Grants to pay debts owing to family members or friends
  • Private medical treatment
  • Legal fees

How to apply?

Apply online on the Guild's website

Please note that applications must include a letter of support from an advice or support agency, such as. a local money advice centre; a housing association, support officer; a social worker.

Contact details

Moore Stephens
110-114 Duke Street
Liverpool
L1 5AG
Telephone: 0151 703 1080
Email: info@liverpoolmerchantsguild.org.uk
Web: http://www.liverpoolmerchantsguild.org.uk