Grants for people with MS

Sometimes grants are available to help cover costs. Some local MS Society groups offer grants. Or you might find financial support from other sources. For example, grants through social care, or from charities and unions linked to the kind of work you’ve done, or where you live.  

MS Society national grants closed

Unfortunately, we’ve had to close our national grants programme. This means we can't accept applications.

We paused our national grants programme in 2020 after our income was impacted by the pandemic. We then made the difficult decision to close the programme permanently for financial reasons.

We know the cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on the MS community and people need help right now. There are still other ways to get financial support.

Local MS Society group grants

Some of our local groups offer their own grants. Get in touch with your local group to see if they’re considering grant applications. If they are, they’ll give you an application form and explain what to do.

Find your local group

Our MS Helpline

Our MS Helpline can help you find organisations with available grants. Call 0808 800 8000, direct private message on Facebook messenger or email [email protected].We're available Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm, except bank holidays.

We also have a Benefits Advice Service on our MS Helpline which gives free advice to help people with the benefits system. You can also sign up for free webinars on financial management and benefits through our virtual support events hub. If you have any questions about these events, please email the team at [email protected].

Other grant providers

Benevolent societies can also offer financial help. These are often for people who were in certain jobs or industries, including the armed forces. Your local MS Society group or Citizens Advice may know of trusts or benevolent societies that help people with MS or their carers. 

The Carers Trust also gives out grants. 

The Disability Grants website can identify grants available for people with MS and their carers. This could be for things like equipment, holidays, housing and bills.

If you’d like information about alternative grant providers, you can use the Turn2Us website to search for grants and find benefits advice. Or, call the Turn2Us Helpline on 0808 802 2000. Their team is available between 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Professional referrals for grants

Some grant applications need a referral from someone in health or social care. We can’t make those kind of referrals, but we can help point you towards organisations who might have grants available to you.

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