Your generosity has made such a difference to me and my daughter. In the past year, she has had three operations and lots of medical appointments. The gift and grant will help with essential travel and living expenses.

General Assistance: Other Eligibility


If you have attended an independent/private/grammar school, or are currently or have previously been a serving officer in the armed forces, you may be eligible to apply for a grant or gift if you fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Are aged over 18 years
  2. Are resident in the UK
  3. Have applied to your own occupational fund for assistance in the first instance (if applicable)
  4. Have less than £6,000 in savings if you are under pension credit age and less than £10,000 if over pension credit age.
  5. Have claimed, or are in the process of claiming, all benefits to which you are entitled.

How we help:

Although our grants are often quite small, they frequently make a substantial difference to the person involved.  PAG is able to help in a number of ways, for example by giving:

  • a one-off monetary gift to assist with living expenses
  • a contribution towards essential household furniture including white goods help to buy essential clothing
  • assistance towards the cost of essential repairs to the home that relate to safety, security and/or independent living in your home
  • a contribution towards care home fees in partnership with other charities

We do not help with:

  • private medical fees, including prescription charges
  • vet bills or pet insurance
  • clearing debts, including mortgage repayments and/or utility bills
  • bankruptcy fees
  • purchase of electronic equipment, including personal computers, laptops or stereos
  • purchase of cars or other vehicles
  • funeral costs
  • setting up your own business
  • respite breaks


Applications for General Assistance are now currently closed. It is not possible to download an application form for General Assistance at this time. Applications will re-open later in 2020, so please check our website as we will provide updates when they become available.

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