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How we help women

The Eaton Fund can help women over the age of 18 who face financial hardship. Applicants must live in the UK.

The Eaton Fund can make one-off grants to help purchase specific items such as white goods, carpets or essential furniture.We can also help disabled women by contributing towards an item that improves quality of life or independence.

Details of our grant application process and application form are here

Applications must be via an approved independent referee, such as a social worker, housing officer or other key worker. Applications for mobility aids must be backed up by an assessment from an occupational therapist to ensure that the item meets your needs. 

Please see our eligibility page for further information.

Examples of recent grants:

  • Supported by Social Services and a specialist charity, a mother and three children moved home to escape domestic abuse.  We gave £200 for a stair carpet.
  • A mentoring charity is supporting ex- offender to rebuild her life.  We awarded £190 for a cooker.
  • A pensioner, living alone, needed help with shower repairs. We gave a grant of £172.
  • Woman with mobility problems fled abuse and was offered a ground floor flat by a housing association. We gave £210 to supply a new bed.
  • A woman fled violence in Ethiopia and is being supported under the UK Gateway Protection Programme. We gave a grant of £150 for kitchen items.