Charitable funding

Our charity Foundations Independent Living Trust delivers fast, responsive funding solutions to cover works to a variety of problems around the home.

What does your client’s home need? Here you can see where FILT can possibly help and which of their funders are used for each service. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, email to find out if the work you had in mind is eligible for any of the grants.

What does your client’s home need?… Possible help from FILT…
Additional heating supply or repairs e.g. bathroom heater npower Health Through Warmth, Warm at Home
Boiler repair / replacement npower Health Through Warmth, Warm at Home
Boiler servicing Gas Safe Charity
Central heating (e.g. boiler and up to 5 radiators) npower Health Through Warmth, Warm at Home
Draught-proofing of existing doors and windows npower Health Through Warmth, Warm at Home
ECO – where a client contribution is required and client cannot pay npower Health Through Warmth, Warm at Home
Electrical Safety Works 
  • Earthing, bonding, RCD protection and consumer units      (necessary upgrading)-Light switches – replace broken
  • Lighting repair/replacement for safety reasons
  • Periodic inspections
  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
  • Relocate or install additional electrical sockets to make more accessible
  • Rewire (contribution towards the cost of full or part electrical rewire)
  • Shower (electrically-powered) repair/replacement
  • Sockets – replace broken
  • Water heaters repairs/replacement
Electrical Safety First
Gas boiler repairs Gas Safe Charity, npower Health Through Warmth, Warm at Home
Gas safety works 
  • Gas boiler combustion analysis
  • Gas cooker check or repair
  • Gas fire – repair / replace
  • Gas fire – servicing
  • Gas meters
  • Gas pipework
  • Gas safety checks
Gas Safe Charity
Gas servicing Gas Safe Charity
Hot water cylinder and cylinder jacket npower Health Through Warmth, Warm at Home
Immersion heater repair / replacement Electrical Safety First, npower Health Through Warmth
Other warm homes work Warm at Home, British Gas Energy Trust
Storage heaters npower Health Through Warmth, Warm at Home
Water heater – electric (repair or replace) Electrical Safety First
Water heater – gas (repair or replace) Gas Safe Charity

Why use FILT?

  • range of funds geared to HIAs and their clients for a variety of different needs
  • simple application processes with 58% of applications processed within 24 hours
  • funds totalling £926,000+ available via HIAs in 2015-16
  • more than 90 HIAs already work with FILT
  • our new online application system will make referrals and decisions even quicker

Other sources of funding

Use the grants search at Turn2Us

Financial assistance and other forms of support are often available from grant-giving charities, depending on your clients' particular background and circumstances. Turn2Us Grants Search database contains information on over 3,000 charitable funds offering welfare and educational grants, as well as other support and services.