Irish Community & Culture

Hardship Grants for Irish people in London

Hardship Grants for Irish people in London

Crisis and Support Grants for Irish people in London.

We have two hardship grants available for those who are struggling financially – The Benevolent Society of St Patrick Grant and Irish Youth Foundation. See below for details on both of these grants.


The Benevolent Society of St Patrick Grant

The Benevolent Society of St Patrick was instituted in 1783 to assist Irish people in need residing in London. The purpose of the grant is to relieve hardship. The Society distributes money by way of small grants to Irish people in London who are in need. These grants range from £50 to £250.

Grants are given for the following purposes:

  • To provide items of clothing or footwear
  • To provide essential items of household equipment
  • To give emergency support for winter heating requirements
  • To pay for funeral travel expenses
  • To support moves to new accommodation
  • To support convalescence
  • To provide special educational items

To be eligible for the BSOSP grant, you need to meet specific criteria. Click here for more information. To apply for this grant, you will need to fill in this application form and send it to [email protected]

Irish Youth Foundation

Working with our friends at the Irish Youth Foundation, we manage a hardship grant for people under 30 on a low income and with no savings.

It can be used for household items, clothing, repatriation, etc.

We look at each application on a case-by-case basis.


Find out about Hardship Grants for Irish people in London

If you or someone you know could benefit from this grant, please contact our team by calling 020 7916 2222 or emailing [email protected] 

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