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


Helping you have time out or helping carers have a break.

We offer one-off grants to bolster your financial capabilities and regular support to underpin your finances when you need it most.


Making ends meet on a daily basis can be a constant balancing act – calculating what’s around the corner, virtually impossible. From funding for essential everyday things to emergency grants that can turn a person’s life around, we can help make a real difference.

As an ICE member, if you, or your immediate family, are experiencing financial difficulties, please get in touch.

One off payments

You may need a one-off grant to get you through a particularly challenging time of 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

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The Ben Fund helped with the cost of a rise and fall bath for Eliza
Ross - Member

Ross contacted the Ben Fund to ask for help to support his eldest daughter, Eliza. They needed additional funding for a specialist bath to support Eliza, who suffers from Rett Syndrome.

Login to your online application account here

If you have already completed the online eligibility questionnaire and have set up an online application account, you can access it here.

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