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Cystic fibrosis financial support

Cystic fibrosis can bring its own financial burden, so we provide a range of grants for people with cystic fibrosis and their families that struggle to meet these costs.

Grants

Cystic fibrosis can bring its own financial burden, so we provide a range of grants for people with cystic fibrosis and their families that struggle to meet these costs.  

There are three types of grants we provide: emergency grants and health and wellbeing grants and holiday grants.

1) Emergency grants

There is a simple process for applying for emergency grants, and payments will normally be made within a week of us receiving the application.

Emergency grants include:

Transplant grants (Maximum amount £250)

These cover travel and related costs for people having a transplant or transplant assessment. 

Small grants (Maximum amount £150)

These could be used for emergency needs such as essential smaller cost items, emergency household repairs or unexpected travel costs.

Funeral grants

This is a grant of £750 to pay towards the cost of a funeral.

Apply for an emergency grant

2) Health and wellbeing grants

These are grants to purchase goods or services to support your health and wellbeing. Typical grants will be for around £250 to £350. People can only apply for health and wellbeing grants once per year. Please note, we are currently unable to provide grants for nebulisers.

The next grant panel meetings take place on: 23 November 2017 (deadline for applications: 14 November) and 25 January 2018 (deadline for application: 16 January). Grant panel meetings will be held in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Apply for a health and wellbeing grant

3) Holiday grants

These are grants towards the cost of holidays, trips and short breaks for people aged 18 and over who have cystic fibrosis. Holiday grants are usually for £200-300 and can be used to fund costs associated with taking a holiday, including the cost of travel insurance or oxygen on holiday/while travelling. 

The next grant panel meetings take place on: 23 November 2017 (deadline for applications: 14 November) and 25 January 2018 (deadline for application: 16 January). Grant panel meetings will be held in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Apply for a holiday grant

Other organisations also offer grants for people with cystic fibrosis:

The Joseph Levy Education Fund helps young adults with CF over the age of 18 with the costs of higher education, or other professional qualifications. 

The deadline for applications to this fund is 30 March each year. To apply, complete an application form or contact Maria Zava by email or on 020 7616 1207.

For further details, please see the Welfare Grant Guidelines.

In addition to grants, financial support is also available as the following:








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