Financial Help

“It’s not just the funds, but also the moral support and the confirmation that there is hope – and people like you who are willing to help people like me in desperate and dire times.”

Letter from grant recipient

From a leaky roof to helping loved ones through treatment, the Journalists’ Charity is here to help.

We provide a safety net for former colleagues and their families when they need it most. The onset of a debilitating condition, a terminal illness, a bereavement, an inability to find employment, a sick child are just a few of the triggers that can set a train of events leading to financial as well as emotional hardship.

Often a small amount of financial aid at a critical time can improve the quality of  life. It may be funds to pay for a funeral, a bill that has to be paid, a wheelchair that needs replacing, or it could be a small regular grant.

We help all journalists including those who meet the criteria but have left journalism.

Our aim is to give financial support to meet a need rather than preserve a particular lifestyle and we cannot subsidise those who, in the longer term, find it difficult to make a living from journalism unless through illness or other misfortune.

Apply for financial assistance here: Beneficiary Application Form

For further details, please contact the office on 01306 887511 or by email


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