How we support you

Emergency grants

Helping in a crisis if you need immediate assistance

Monthly payments

To those with very limited income or unable to work

Help with independence

Paying for disability aids, adaptations or equipment

House repairs or maintenance

To support you at home

Residential or nursing home fees

Top up fees for you or your partner


Available if you are caring for an ICE member and need a break

Bereavement support

Should the worst happen, we will still be there to support you

We contact around 300 families every year who have been affected by bereavement to let them know we are there for them too.

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If you’re a direct relative* of an ICE member, you may also qualify for financial support, even in the sad event that the member is no longer around. Making ends meet, especially if your circumstances change dramatically through ill health or bereavement can be a constant balancing act. We’re here to help you through. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please get in touch.

*partner or spouse of an ICE member, or a dependent child under 18 years of age

One-off payments

You may need a one-off grant to get you through a particularly challenging time or to purchase a specific piece of equipment or item that would make your life easier. Examples include disability aids and access to increased mobility, help with necessary home improvements and property maintenance.

Ongoing support

We also offer monthly grants for up to six months, sometimes more if circumstances are longer term and more challenging. Examples include supporting members with long term illness, through periods of unemployment or facing a temporary setback.

Apply online today

You don't have to be at crisis point to approach us for help. If you are feeling the strain, get in touch now. Check your eligibility status below and then you can start the process today by applying online or downloading the application form if you prefer.

Find out if you are eligible for this service

The Ben Fund helped me when John was no longer around.
Norma - widow of Member

Norma's husband, John, tragically died after suffering from a brain tumour. Deeply traumatised, Norma struggled to get on with life and soon found it hard to make ends meet. We were able to help by providing housing and financial support.