Financial support

Cystic fibrosis can bring its own financial burden. We provide a range of grants for people with cystic fibrosis and their families, support for those applying for benefits and information about prescription charges.

Managing CF and the enormous treatment burden it brings can be expensive. We support people with cystic fibrosis and their families every step of the way by providing a number of different grants, support with applying for benefits and information about prescription charges. In this section we also provide information about other possible options that may help to ease the financial burden of CF, including how to increase your income, health care benefits, reducing water rates and help with travel costs.

If you have any questions about the support we provide or for more information, please contact our Helpline.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust support

  • Grants

    We provide a range of welfare grants to help in times of financial need. These include grants for emergencies, transplant assessments, health and wellbeing, holidays and breaks, home care, education, prescription pre-payment certificates and funerals.

  • Benefits advice

    We offer support for applying for benefits like Personal Independent Payment, Disability Living Allowance and Universal Credit. Find out more about the benefits support we can provide.

  • Prescription charges

    Many people with cystic fibrosis still have to pay for their prescriptions. Find out everything you need to know about prescription charges and CF, including whether you could be exempt and how you can apply for a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.

  • Income maximisation

    Our Income Maximisation Service can support you to access our benefits advice, as well as check you are getting all the financial assistance you are entitled, and help you to make the most out of your money.

  • Student Support Service

    We provide individual, personalised support through our Student Support Service, to talk through a student’s financial circumstances. You can speak to us about maximising your income too.

Further support

  • Emergency support

    We have included a number of resources to help you if you are in urgent need of support, including foodbank information, welfare support schemes and state benefit information.

  • Maternity and children

    There are a range of organisations that provide grants, vouchers and discount schemes for pregnant mothers or mothers, carers and parents to young children to help with the costs of having a family.

  • University

    If you are studying or wish to study in full-time or part-time education or training courses, you might be eligible for help to cover extra costs associated with studying with a disability.

  • Household finances

    You or your family may be entitled to certain payments to help with bills, rent or household finances. Discover what schemes are available for rent and mortgages, independent living and renovations, and energy and water bills.

  • Travel

    Find out what transport financial support you can apply for, whether for driving lessons, vehicle tax or parking, travelling on public transport or in London, or general support when out and about. 

  • Help with health care

    Check what help you might be eligible for to help pay for NHS costs

  • Other financial support

    Have a look at what support other organisations provide, or use the Turn2Us grants finder or the Disability Grants website to check for grants you might be eligible for.


Contact our wonderful helpline team by telephone or email, Monday to Friday, for answers to your questions.

CF Connect

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