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Other financial hardship support

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)

Cost of Living Boost (Aviva Community Fund)

 Hardship Grant (COSARAF Charitable Foundation) 

Reducing UK poverty and hardship (Talisman Charitable Trust)

General Welfare Fund (Al-Mizan Charitable Trust) 


Scotland: funding for organisations

Make Tiny Changes Fund (Tiny Changes) 

The Cost of Living Crisis Fund(Scottish Children’s Lottery Trust) 

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

Household Hardship Fund (Corra Foundation) 

Cost of Living Community Fund (Perth & Kinross Council)


England: funding for organisations 

The Community Anchors Fund (Virgin Money Foundation) 

Together for London (London Community Foundation) 

Cost of Living Grant Fund (London Borough of Richmond upon Thames) 

Warm Winter Welcome Fund (City of London) 

Community Energy Fund (Hackney Council) 

Winter Warmth and Welcome Spaces Fund (The Essex Association of Local Councils)

 Warm Herts Fund (Hertfordshire Community Foundation 

Emergency Cost of Living Crisis Fund (West Berkshire Council)  

Cost of Living Grant Fund (Richmond CVS)

Cost of Living Social Action Small Grants (Quartet Community Foundation) 

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) 


Grants for individuals and families  

Greggs Foundation Fund (Middlesbrough Council) 

Financial Hardship Fund (Leukaemia Care) 

Cost of Living Fund (Smallwood Trust) 

Cost of Living Support Fund (Sense)

Get Help Now (Depher)

Debt Relief Grants (British Gas Energy Trust) 

Octo Assist Fund (Octopus Energy)


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