Is any grant funding or financial support available to help me?

Various forms of grants and funding are available for healthcare staff.

Below are some options you may wish to consider applying for if you are in need of financial support.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council will not be increasing the registration fee for the remainder of the 2022/23 financial year and have no plans to put it up in the next financial year, as detailed in the Council Papers – 28 September 2022. The General Medical Council provides information on fee discounts available to doctors.

The government’s Help for Households campaign and cost of living support page provide information on various benefits and financial support payments you may be able to access.

Employment Support Allowance- apply if you have a disability or health condition that affects how much you can work.

Universal Credit payment to help with your living costs, if you’re out of work or on low income, which is paid monthly.

Benefits calculator– use an independent, free and anonymous benefits calculator to check what you could be entitled to.

The charity provides grants of up to £1,000 to healthcare workers who are struggling with their finances.

More information about the grants available can be found on their financial support page.

The Care Workers’ Charity supports care workers in the UK with one off grants, including the following:

Turn2us is a national charity which provides practical help to people who are struggling financially.

You can search for grants on their website.

CSIS Charity Fund supports serving, retired and former civil and public servants, and widows and widowers of deceased Civil Service Insurance Society (CSIS) policyholders, with grants to help with costs such as essential household bills.

You can ask about eligibility for a grant using the details provided on their website.

The trust offers financial help to social workers and their dependants in times of hardship.

Details about the grants available and how to apply can be found on their website.

The charity helps registered nurses, midwives, nursing associates, maternity support workers and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, who are experiencing personal or financial hardship, including due to the impact of rising living costs.

You can find out if you are eligible for financial help on their website.

The Queen’s Nursing Institute provides financial support for nurses.

The charity provides various services to support the UK’s ambulance staff and their families, students and ambulance service volunteers, including financial grants.

UNISON members can apply for a one off grant of £250 to help with essential expenses such as food and bills, general living costs, household appliances, urgent repairs, disability equipment and adaptations, utility bills and funeral costs. Visit the webpage to see what financial assistance is available to you.