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Other financial hardship support

8 November 2022

In addition to the two Open Philanthropy funding pots, we’ve collated a list of funding available for organisations relieving financial hardship; as well as for individuals experiencing financial hardship.

UK-wide: funding for organisations 

Cost of Living Grants (Asda Foundation) 

Big Energy Saving Loans (Big Issue)

 Hardship Grant (COSARAF Charitable Foundation) 

Reducing UK poverty and hardship (Talisman Charitable Trust)

General Welfare Fund (Al-Mizan Charitable Trust) 

 Welfare Grants (Family Action)

Scotland: funding for organisations

Cost of Living Support Fund Scotland (The National Lottery Community Fund) 

Household Hardship Fund (Corra Foundation) 

Cost of Living Community Fund (Perth & Kinross Council)

Relief Fund (The Trades House of Glasgow)

Refugee Survival Trust Destitution Grants (Refugee Survival Trust)

Daily Living Costs (The Masonic Charitable Foundation)

England: funding for organisations 

The Community Anchors Fund (Virgin Money Foundation) 

Warm Winter Welcome Fund (City of London) 

 Warm Herts Fund (Hertfordshire Community Foundation 

Emergency Cost of Living Crisis Fund (West Berkshire Council)  

Southwark Council Cost of Living Fund (Southwark Council)

Warm Somerset Spaces Fund (Somerset Community Foundation) 

Cost of Living Grants Programme (Royal British Legion) 

Cost of Living (The) Crisis Fund (Two Ridings Community Foundation)

Tons of Energy (Tons of Help) 

Warm and Well Cornwall (Cornwall Council)

Essential Living Fund (Glasspool Charity Trust)

Keep Warm, Keep Well community grant (believe housing) 

Financial Assistance (Sunderland Guild of Help)

Grants for individuals and families  

Greggs Foundation Fund (Middlesbrough Council) 

Financial Hardship Fund (Leukaemia Care) 

Get Help Now (Depher)

Debt Relief Grants (British Gas Energy Trust) 

Octo Assist Fund (Octopus Energy)

 Individual Wellbeing Grants (Emily Bolitho Trust)

Sure Start Maternity Grant (GOV.UK)

Direct Funding (7 Stars Foundation)