The MS Trust does not provide grants or financial help to individuals. However, the following links may be helpful.
During the coronavirus outbreak, some charity funds have temporarily halted their grant and funding programmes. Do check the websites before making an application.
The MS Society are no longer providing a central grant fund, but some local MS Society groups may still be able to do so.
A charity that will consider grants to part-fund adaptations, equipment or services for people affected by MS.
Professional organisations and trade unions
Many professions and trades unions have a benevolent fund that can make grants to members and former members.
This is the umbrella body for benevolent charities that offer support to people involved in a range of professions and to their dependents. Their website has a list of member charities.
The Insurance Charities provides help and support for current and former insurance industry employees, as well as their families.
Mutual Support is a group that provide help and support for serving and ex-members of the armed forces affected by MS, as well as their families.
There is a list of member unions on the TUC website.
Other charities and websites
A website providing links to charities and trusts that support people and families living with a disability.
A charity that helps people access the money available to them - through benefits, grants and other financial help. The website includes the ability to search for funding from other charities.
This website has a compendium of financial tips for people living with disability.
Help with fuel costs
Many energy suppliers offer the Warm Home Discount Scheme, which offers reduced rates to low-income or vulnerable customers, such as people with a long-term health condition. Rules about who qualifies for the reduced rates varies from company to company, so contact your energy supplier and ask for details of the Warm Home Discount.
Going on holiday?
Travelling with MS may mean checking that medications have been packed, for others it may involve making sure that the facilities are accessible.
Find out more about ways you can adapt your home to make everyday tasks easier and more manageable.
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