Our client group primarily consists of people who have formerly held occupations requiring a degree of responsibility and education.
Applicants must be of British or Irish nationality, or residents of the United Kingdom or Ireland.
• People of British or Irish nationality
• People who live the majority of the time (and for at least half of each year) in the UK or Ireland.
This excludes people in the UK or Ireland:
• On a temporary short term basis, for personal or work reasons
• To study at university or college
• To claim asylum but whose application for asylum has been declined or has not yet been determined.
Where there is any doubt, Elizabeth Finn Care staff will seek the advice of the Director of Elizabeth Finn Grants before accepting or rejecting an application.
This means that we may have to ask an applicant to demonstrate that they have been resident in the UK or Ireland for at least 6 of the last 12 months.
We can give grants to those whose jobs required education equating to NVQ Level 4 and above. For those people who were working before these qualifications existed, there is a wide range of occupations within our client group listed below.
We can also help you if your partner (current or past) meets or met our eligibility criteria during his or her working life. Therefore, if your partner may have qualified for our help, so may you.
Everyone who applies to us is assessed individually. So if, for example, we know of an organisation that is better placed to help you or can do more, we will refer you to them at the outset. We will also direct you to our Turn2us services for a benefits check to ensure you are getting your full entitlement (any grant we give you will not affect any benefits you receive).
Accountancy and Finance
Accountants, Finance Analysts/Advisers, Management Consultants
The Armed Forces
Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers
Artists, Writers, Actors, Musicians, Designers
Directors, Chief Executives, Senior Officials, Senior Managers
Ordained priests in recognised world religions
Teachers in Higher, Further, Secondary, Primary, Nursery and Special Needs Education; Senior Administrators and Inspectors of Educational Establishments, Vocational and Industrial Trainers
Agriculture, Land and Buildings
Agricultural, Conservation, Construction, Land and Estate Managers; Farmers, Veterinarians, Chartered Surveyors, Architects, Housing Managers
Government and Local Government
Senior Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Officers; Senior Officials in National and Local Government; Librarians, Health and Safety and Environmental Health Officers; Senior Civil Service Officers
Health and Social Care
Hospital and Health Service Managers, Social Services Managers, Medical & Dental Practitioners, Social Workers, Nurses and allied health practitioners, Occupational Therapists
Lawyers, Judges and Coroners
Personal Assistants & Other Senior Secretaries
Science and Engineering
Scientists, Engineers, ICT Managers