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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Your questions answered
Who is eligible for support?
CABA supports past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)1, ACA students2, ICAEW
Are your services means tested?
Most of CABA's services are not means tested, however, we will consider someone’s income if financial assistance is required.
I am an accountant, but not a member of ICAEW, can you still help?
Our services are available to past and present ICAEW members, their carers and their families.
CABA has supported me in the past; will I be able to receive support from CABA again?
We understand that circumstances change. If you have received advice and support from us in the past there are no time limits or restrictions preventing you from receiving support from us again.