THE ASSOCIATION FOR RELIEF OF INFIRMITY IN THE WEST OF SCOTLAND - Scottish Charity No: SC 014424

Financial Assistance For Sufferers Of Contracted Incurable Diseases

Throughout The West Of Scotland

Financial Assistance For Sufferers Of Contracted Incurable Diseases Throughout The West Of Scotland

WORK OF THE ASSOCIATION

Our objective is to help to alleviate poverty for those suffering from contracted incurable diseases of a nature which causes significant impairment in daily activities by awarding monetary one-off grants or periodic grants.

CRITERIA

  • The applicant must be over the age of 18 years.
  • The applicant must reside in the West of Scotland area.
  • The applicant must be suffering from an incurable contracted disease (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, COPD) and not a disease due to a congenital state or as a result of an accident.
  • The Association does not assist HIV, AIDS or cancer cases.
  • The Association can only deal with cases where there is hardship and deprivation.
  • Further specific information can be found on the application form.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

  • Periodic monetary grants on condition an Eligibility Certificate is completed by the applicant at least annually.
  • A one-off grant can be paid / pledged towards the purchase of specific items e.g. appliances for the applicant's home, the cost of installing ramped access or a stairlift. Receipts or invoices must be provided.
  • One-off grants are not given for the payment of debts, household bills or holidays.
  • Currently the monthly grant is £55 in arrears, payable six monthly on production of a signed eligibility / renewal certificate.
  • The maximum one-off grant is £1,000.

CASE STUDIES

Find out how our grants have benefitted eligible recipients.

HOW TO APPLY

Find out about the application process and download the application form.

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