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Emergency financial support

If you are really struggling with money, there is help out there.

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The National Benevolent Society

Financial support for those living in poverty

An emergency payment for those living in poverty to help people buy essential things that will make a positive contribution to their day- to-day wellbeing including white goods and utility bills.


Benevolent Funds

Industry benevolent funds

Benevolent funds – grants – can offer financial help without repayment. You may be eligible if you or a family member has ever worked in one of the industries covered.


Smallwood Trust

Financial support for women on low incomes

Offers grants and support for women on low incomes who have specific needs and are struggling to make ends meet or trying to overcome financial problems.


Equity Charitable Trust

Financial grants for actors and performers

If you’re a professional performer who wants to train for a new career or who is facing financial difficulties then the Trust may be able to offer financial support.


Scottish Government

Scottish welfare fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes by providing grants (money you might not need to repay).



Support for workers in the grocery industry

Offers a free helpline and live chat to support grocery workers. Financial help and Covid-19 guidance is also available.


Hair and Beauty Charity

Financial support for hair and beauty professionals

Offers financial grants to those in the industry that are experiencing extreme financial difficulties.


Film + TV Charity

Support for film and TV professionals

Offers financial and emotional support (and emergency financial aid) to anyone in the TV and cinema industry.


The Book Trade Charity

Financial support for the book trade

Provides care and support to former, current, and future book trade people in need with grants and housing.


Arts Council

Financial support for artists, creative practitioners and freelancers

Supports artists, creative practitioners, and freelancers through the effects of Covid-19 with financial support.



See what charitable funds might be able to help you

Turn2us is a national charity providing financial support to help people get back on track. Use the Grant Search to find out what charitable funds you may be eligible for.


Local Authorities

Household support fund

The Government is providing funding to support the most pensioners, families and others to cover essential daily costs, like energy bills. Check with your local authority.