Financial assistance

From the moment you begin your training, throughout your professional life and into retirement we can help. If you’re having a hard time with money, we can help. We provide means tested financial assistance in the form of monthly shortfall grants, and donations for one-off expenses such as repairs, household items, travel, funeral costs and much more.

Our services are free, impartial and strictly confidential. We’re here for past and present ICAEW members, and close family members too.

Winter fuel payments

We understand that you might hesitate to turn up the thermostat if you're worried about how to pay the bills. That's why we're committed to making a fuel payment of £225 each winter to those who need it.

FIND OUT ABOUT WINTER FUEL PAYMENTS

Benefits advice

Billions of pounds in benefits go unclaimed every year - from pension and tax credits to housing benefits and maternity grants. You may find yourself having to navigate the benefits system for the first time, or just trying to make sense of it all. We'll explore your options together - and will even complete the applications with you.  

ASK US FOR BENEFITS ADVICE

Residential care top up fees

We're now able to offer support with the 'top up' costs of residential care, in some circumstances. To find out if you or someone you care for is eligible for this support, call us on +44 (0) 1788 556 366. Our carer support officers are on hand to advise and help you and your loved ones find the care that’s right for you.

ASK ABOUT SUPPORT WITH TOP UP FEES

Adaptations and equipment

We have grants and donations available to help pay for home adaptations, respite care, white goods, one-off unexpected expenses and specialist equipment such as mobility aids.

ASK ABOUT ADAPTATIONS AND EQUIPMENT

Business start-up support

Thinking of starting your own business? If you’re unemployed or facing redundancy you could qualify for our business start-up fund of up to £2000. You’ll also enjoy all the support you need to get your idea off the ground.

ASK ABOUT BUSINESS START-UP SUPPORT

ICAEW subscription payments

For ICAEW members struggling to pay their reduced ICAEW subscription rate, we offer means-tested financial assistance.

ASK ABOUT OUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Grants search tool

Many grants and funds are available for those in financial need, on a low income, or in need of education or training support. If you are not eligible for support from CABA, our grants search tool looks at over 3,000 charitable funds to see if you’re eligible.

USE THE GRANTS SEARCH TOOL

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