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Hardship Grants: May 2022

Lydia 28th Apr 2022 2 Comments

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It’s the start of a new month so the hardship grants May 2022 round-up is here. People often start googling terms such as “get money now” and “get money quick”, and read our many suggestions for often fun ways to make quick cash. However, one thing a lot of people aren’t fully aware of is that there are hardship grants available when times are hard. With everything from help for talented young musicians to help to get mobility aids, take a look and see if any apply to you.


Help Musicians: Support to Record and Release Music

You can apply for funding of up to £3000 towards recording and releasing music. Help musicians also facilitate one-to-one advice sessions with industry professionals.

Awardees receive:

  • £3,000 in financial support towards creative output
  • one-to-one business advice sessions tailored to your needs and delivered via experienced music industry professionals, as coordinated by ThinkMusic
  • one-to-one health consultation with British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) professionals, covering all aspects of a musician’s health, including physical and mental health needs and specialist referrals where required

The support is for professional UK musicians of all genres over 18, with a focus on independent creators who are controlling one or more aspects of their careers. Apply here.



Currently, the Actors Benevolent Fund has two grants open for application one for support for those who are unwell, injured, or unable to work. The second is for individuals who are experiencing financial hardship owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Applications are discussed by the trustees at monthly meetings.


The Norton Foundation

Provide financial assistance for young people under the age of 25 whose development will benefit as a result. Applicants must live in the geographical area of Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire. Grants are considered monthly and can be as high as £500, they can be made for clothiers, training, education and household goods. For more information, click here.

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Thomas Wall Trust

The individual grants aim to support motivated adults in the UK to undertake education and training that will increase employment opportunities. Applicants can apply for up to £1500 towards course fees and or costs associated with studying.

To apply you must be:

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Experiencing financial and other challenges e.g. disability, major trauma or a life event, mental health issues, carer responsibilities, care leaver, estranged from family, English language learners (ELL), child care responsibilities.
  • Have been unemployed for at least 6 months within the last 2 years.
  • Have the right to work and study in the UK, and have lived in the UK for at least 3 years.
  • From a low-income household

For more information follow the link to the website.


WPH Charitable Trust

WPH consider multiple types of applications for everything from re-training as a result of disability to home adaptations. You can apply here.



UK Charity Family Fund provides assistance to families with disabled children. Grants have been given out for a range of items from sensory toys, family breaks, outdoor play equipment, clothing and more. Their aim is to support families and make a real difference.  The deadline for applications is ongoing and more information can be found here.



The Boots Benevolent Fund provides funding to ex and current Boots employees in the UK who are going through financial hardship. They can provide grants, interest-free loans and supermarket vouchers for a variety of needs.  



Glasspool provide grants to UK residents, there are no restrictions on who they give these to, but they are not able to support everyone who applies. They may provide a small grant for household items and essentials, including but not limited to: beds and bedding, school uniforms, cookers and baby essentials. Access more information here.

That was your round-up of Hardship Grants: May 2022. Check out the website for more information surrounding hardship grants.


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2 years ago

Interesting but a shame there is so few listed, most of which I don’t qualify for!

2 years ago

Useful information.

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