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Edward W Joseph Cystic Fibrosis Home Care grants

Funded by a generous donation, Edward W Joseph Home Care grants focus on allowing people with CF to be at home safely, comfortably and receiving appropriate care with or from their families or loved ones. You can apply for a one-off emergency grant of £500 if you or your family are experiencing a period of significant stress or particularly poor health of the person with cystic fibrosis.

How do I apply?

Please complete the application form and send it in to us by email or post to the address on the form. The application will need to be endorsed by a member of your cystic fibrosis/transplant team.

If you need any help applying for this grant, please contact our helpline.

For more information please read our grant guidelines.

Applications are assessed weekly.

How much can I apply for?

The grants are for a maximum of £500.

What are the application criteria?

The grant criteria are as follows:

A. The family is experiencing a period of significant, additional stress (this could be due to family breakup, illness of other members of the family, loss of income, bereavement etc).


B. The person with CF is experiencing a period of particularly poor health, is listed for transplant, or is receiving palliative care.


C. The need cannot be met through other statutory agencies or the NHS within an appropriate time frame.

D. The application is endorsed by the CF team.

Note: successful applications must fill criteria A or B as well as both criteria C and D.

Examples of items that have been funded through these grants include stairlifts, riser chairs and specialist beds, as well as household essentials such as mattresses and white goods.

Research we're funding

The Trust is committed to funding and supporting cutting-edge research to find new and better treatments for cystic fibrosis. Take a look at some of that work and the progress that is being made.

What is cystic fibrosis?

Find out more about cystic fibrosis, its diagnosis and how it is treated, as well as useful links to our publications and other organisations who can help.

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