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The Eaton Fund supports artists, nurses and women in hardship.
It partners with other organisations to support women in hardship and it's support for nurses is provided by the Cavell Nurses Trust.
The Artists Fund is open for applications from artists resident in the UK. It can sung visual artists such as painters and potters. The grants are for material to make work or prepare for exhibitions.
To apply: Download and complete an artists application form.
Frederick Andrew Convalescent Trust
The Frederick Andrew Convalescent Trust provides financial assistance to women during periods of convalescence.
It is able to offer grants up to £1,000 for convalescence and domestic help and up to £600 for therapy including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapist, chiropodists/podiatrists and counselling.
It is open to all women of all ages, background and medical conditions that have been in paid employment for some time.
To apply: complete an initial assessment form.
The Girls of the Realm Guild
The Guild provides assistance to women over 21 years (16 years for those training in music and dancing) towards educational and vocational training.
Applicants must be UK citizens. Awards are usually in the region of £250.
To apply: write to Mrs Beth Hayward, 2 Watch Oak, Blackham, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9TP
As with all grant applications do not expect an immediate response as this is a small charity with limited funds.
Margaret's Fund awards grant assistance to poor women in the UK who are ill.
Caring professionals such as doctors, nurses, charity workers or social workers will need to apply on behalf of the women in their care.
Grants are made for:
Applications should be made by the professional through the "Apply for Funds" page on the website.
The trust provides financial assistance towards the cost of a holiday for women who are in need of rest or through age, poverty, infirmity, disability, social or economic reasons.
The maximum grant is £350.
Applicants must be over 18 years and must not have had a holiday in recent years.
A sponsoring organisation or person such as a doctor or social worker must support your application.
To apply: download an application form and return to the trust.
The Trust helps women over the age of 50 in financial hardship, sickness or poor health.
Funding will be provided for items such as household appliances, medical and health aids, utility bills and hospital transport. Grants usually range between £200 to £1,500.
To apply download an application form and guidance notes from their website. Financial information and documentary evidence will be required.
Society for the Assistance of Ladies in Reduced Circumstances
The Society helps women who are resident in the UK and living alone in financial need.
They are able to help with regular monthly payments, paying for TV licences, and telephone rental. It can also assist in other funding and by making a contribution towards expensive items with another charity.
The Society is able to consider women in receipt of Pension Credit or some other means-tested benefit. The applicant must also have less than £8,000 in savings and not receiving help from another charity.
St Andrew's Society for Ladies in Need
The St Andrew's Society for Ladies in Need provides financial support to retired ladies or those unable to earn through illness or disability.
It is able to help with:
To apply: use the online application form or write directly to the General Secretary at 20 Denmark Gardens, Holbrook, Ipswich, IP9 2BG. Provide as much details as you are able.
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) Scholarships
Funds for Women Graduates (FfWG)
The Matthew Trust (for mental health difficulties)
Women's Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust