We have a number of welfare grants available to help support people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their families through challenging times. Find out how you can apply here.


  • Emergency grants

    We can provide emergency grants to help in times of immediate financial crisis, including grants to support the CF community through the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Transplant grants

    We offer transplant grants of £250 to help with the costs associated with attending a transplant assessment and having a transplant.

  • Health and wellbeing grants

    We offer health and wellbeing grants of up to £350 to fund goods or services that will improve the health and wellbeing of someone with cystic fibrosis (e.g., white goods, exercise equipment).

  • Holiday grants

    We offer holiday grants of up to £300 to fund holidays, breaks, trips or days out for adults with cystic fibrosis who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a break. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our holiday grant programme is currently suspended and we are unable to accept any applications until further notice.

  • Home care grants

    Our home care grants, funded by the Edward W Joseph Cystic Fibrosis Home Care programme, offer up to £500 for times of acute illness or personal crisis, and are designed to support people with cystic fibrosis to be cared for comfortably at home.

  • Prescription Pre-Payment Certificate grants

    We offer one-off grants to fund the cost of a pre-payment certificate for prescriptions. Please ensure that you have first checked if you are eligible for free prescriptions before applying for a grant.

  • Education grants

    The Joseph Levy Education Fund helps adults with cystic fibrosis over the age of 18 with the costs of higher education or other professional qualifications including vocational training. The Fund also accepts applications from people with cystic fibrosis aged 16 or 17 who are not moving into formal further education and who wish instead to undertake vocational training.

    For further information please contact our Helpline.

    Family Action also offers educational grants to individuals over the age of 14, to help with the cost of further education.

  • Funeral grants

    When a person with cystic fibrosis dies, we can provide a funeral grant of £750 to help with funeral costs.

  • Winter Hardship Support Fund (now closed for new applications)

    Until the end of March 2022, we offered a Winter Hardship Support Fund to make sure those with low incomes could afford the basics to stay well.

    Find out more

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Cystic fibrosis, or CF, affects the lungs, digestive system and other organs, and there are over 10,600 people living with it in the UK.

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