Who Can Apply?

Are you a Caring Professional?
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You can apply for a grant from Margaret's fund on behalf of a woman in your care who is unwell and in financial need.  If you are successful in your application, your organisation will need to be able to accept cheques in payment for the grant. Check our FAQs for further information. 
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Are you a woman?
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Men cannot be given grants by Margaret's Fund. However, men can apply for grants on behalf of women if they are Caring Professionals.
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are you unwell?
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Are you in financial need?
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You must be in ill health to apply for a grant from Margaret's Fund.
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Margaret's Fund only awards grants for women in financial need.
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A CARING PROFESSIONAL may be able to apply for a grant on your behalf. Margaret's Fund gives grants to people in financial need. People on average incomes may not qualify. 
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How Margaret’s Fund Helps People

All applications for money from Margaret’s Fund must be made through a CARING PROFESSIONAL such as a Social Worker, a Registered Charity Worker or a Doctor or other Health Care worker.

We only give grants to women who are in financial need, and who are in ill health or suffering from a health-related problem. To assist you, here is a rough guide to how Margaret’s Fund normally helps successful applicants:

For reasons associated with the history of the charity, we tend to favour these conditions in order of importance:

  • Women with TB.
  • Women with chest related or pulmonary illnesses.
  • Women with other illnesses.

We can only give money when the charity has sufficient funds to cover grant donations, so not everybody who applies to the fund, irrespective of whether their grant application meets all the criteria, actually gets a grant award. This is determined by both eligibility and available funds. Also, Margaret’s Fund is not a large organisation and does not employ large amounts of staff. It often takes a long time for us to reply to a fund request.

Grants are made for:

  • Aids for disability
  • Extra comforts
  • Convalescent holidays (holidays to recover from illness)
  • Clothing
  • Extra nourishment
  • Extra heating

We will not help with the relief of debt, nor with hire purchase liabilities, repairs and alterations, transport, general/ongoing funding or educational grants.

If an application is successful and a grant is made, the cheque from Margaret’s Fund will be not be made directly to the applicant but will be paid through a CARING PROFESSIONAL such as a Local Authority Social Worker, or a Registered Charity or a Hospital.