Grants and other financial help
Grants and other financial help
If you need extra financial help, some places offer grants, special loans and other support. The government offers budgeting loans and crisis loans to people in need, and payments to help with heating bills in cold weather. You can get grants for many different things, from education support to helping you stay mobile and independent. There are grants for special equipment. There are grants for furniture in an emergency. There are even grants to help if you're in debt because of heating or energy bills.
11 Records in Grants and other financial help filtered by Client group "blind or partially sighted".
Action for Blind People
1st Floor 105 Judd Street, London,, WC1H 9NE
Telephone: 0303 123 9999 (Helpline), 020 7391 2151 (London action team)
Description: Action for Blind People offers free, impartial information, advice and support to blind and partially sighted people, their families, friends and carers.
Lantern House, 102 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UB
Telephone: 020 7403 6184
Description: BlindAid is a charity providing support to blind and partially sighted people in Wandsworth and the other 11 inner London Boroughs.
Disabled Students Allowance
Student Finance England, PO Box 210, Darlington, DL1 9HJ
Telephone: 0300 100 0607
Description: Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) offers extra financial help for people who want to study a higher education course.
Free postage for blind and partially sighted people
Telephone: 0345 607 6140 or on 03457 740 740 (Royal Mail customer services)
Description: Royal Mail runs a scheme that allows blind and partially sighted people to send and receive some items of post free of charge.
Independent Living Fund
Telephone: 020 8871 7707 (Wandsworth Council's adult social care Access Team)
Description: The Independent Living Fund (ILF) closed on 30 June 2015 – from 1 July 2015 local authorities are responsible for meeting the eligible care and support needs of people who previously received ILF support.
Motability Operations, City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HB
Telephone: 0300 456 4566 (Telephone) or 0300 037 0100 (Minicom/textphone)
Description: Motability is a charity that has overall responsibility for the Motability Scheme, which helps disabled people to lease a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter.
Royal Blind Society
Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) 52-58 Arcola Street London, E8 2DJ
Telephone: 020 3198 0225
Description: The Royal Blind Society assists people who are blind or partially sighted and in need.
South London Relief in Sickness Fund
Room 154 Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU
Telephone: 020 8871 6035
Description: This fund provides one-off grants of up to £300 (average grant £150) for people in need through sickness, disability or infirmity who live in Wandsworth.
The Headley Trust
Headley Aids for Disabled Fund, The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1AP
Telephone: 020 7410 0330 (main switchboard)
Description: The Headley Trust is a grant-making charity that provides grants of up to £2000 to help disabled people purchase equipment for use in their own homes.
The Percy Bilton Charity
Bilton House, 7 Culmington Road, London, W13 9NB
Telephone: 020 8579 2829
Description: This charity offers grants to organisations and individuals in need throughout the UK.