Health and Wellbeing Grants
Changes to Health and Wellbeing Grants - January 2020
We've made some changes to our grants which affect what you can apply for, how much we can award and who's eligible to apply.
Please make sure you read the revised guidance notes before completing the application form.
All changes apply to applications received on or after 1 January 2020.
How to apply
To apply for a Health and Wellbeing Grant you need to:
- Fill out an application form
- Send it to us with a letter of support from a health or social care professional and two quotes for the item you're asking for.
We'd also like you to complete an equality monitoring form, but this isn't part of your application.
Need more help? Check out the information below or read our guidance notes.
Your questions answered
What can the Health and Wellbeing Grant fund?
These grants can fund everything from home adaptations and scooters to exercise equipment and computers. Unfortunately, we can't fund any medical treatment or items that you've already bought.
The amount you can apply for depends on the item you're asking for.
We've recently made changes to what these grants can fund. For more information, download our guidance notes.
What can't be funded by a Health and Wellbeing Grant?
We're not able to award grants for:
- debt repayments, legal fees, university fees, private purchase of cars, boilers, Motability advance payments, car adaptations, driving lessons, home repairs, driveways, drop kerbs, garden adaptations, holidays
- ongoing costs, such as daily living costs and servicing costs for equipment
- medical treatment, or towards the travel costs related to receiving treatment in another country
- items that have already been ordered or purchased.
Who can apply?
If you have MS and live in the UK, you can apply for this grant. You can also apply if you care for someone with MS in the UK.
What happens if my application is unsuccessful?
Due to high demand, we can't offer grants to everyone who applies. When we can't offer a grant, we'll signpost you to alternative funding options.
Are there any deadlines?
No, there are no deadlines. Applications will be considered monthly.
How are applications assessed?
When we assess your application, we take into account how the grant will impact you, and your household income and savings.
Who can I contact for more help?
Our Supporter Care Team would be happy to help with your application. Contact them on 0300 500 8084, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Or email email@example.com.
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