League of the Helping Hand

The League issues grants of up to £250. These are generally awarded for or towards essential household items such as white goods, such as a hob, cooker, washing machine, fridges and carpeting.

Those who are living on a very low income, receiving welfare benefits, who have exhausted all other funding sources including statutory, occupational, local and specialist charities are eligible to apply. 

Applications can be made only by an employee of an independent third party sponsor (such as a housing officer at the recipient's housing association) or of an official agency (such as a support worker at a mental health trust) on behalf of the recipient.