For Artists, Nurses and Gentlewomen

Apply for a Grant


Please note: this is a small charity and our grants are modest. At the moment our average grant is under £300 and not everyone is successful.

Applicants must:

  1. Complete an application form.  Incomplete forms will not be processed.
  2. Provide a letter of support from a third party. For artists, support letters are typically from tutors, curators or gallerists.  Support letters for nurses can come from Citizens Advice, social worker, health visitor, key worker, housing officer, or senior colleague. 
  3. Provide evidence of benefits if you are in receipt of any. We regret we cannot return documents to you.
  4. Give a realistic estimate of the price of the item you intend to buy.


ARTISTS - use our Artists' Application Form


NURSES - use our Eaton Fund Nurses' Application Form


REFEREES applying on behalf of a woman in hardship - use our Eaton Fund Application Form


We do not consider ineligible applications. Please ensure you read our eligibility criteria very carefully before completing your form.


If you have a had a grant from the Eaton Fund, we cannot offer a second grant.


We do not accept applications by email - emails can get lost in the spam filter.


We do not send acknowledgements. Applicants normally will not hear from us until the Trustees have made a decision.


If you have a question please contact the Manager at