Crisis Funeral Grants


You may be eligible for a grant if:

  • you are a care worker who is responsible for paying the funeral costs of a next of kin (partner, parent, sibling, child, or other on a case-by-case basis) OR if you are the next of kin for a care worker who has passed on.

Please do not apply if:

  • you have already received a Crisis grant from us within the last 24 months
  • you are an NHS employee or a qualified nurse

For more information please check out our FAQs page


In order for your application to be assessed please ensure you provide the following:

  • Evidence of funeral costs (invoice from the funeral directors)
  • Evidence of Employment: This can be, a recent pay slip, P60 form, P45 form or a confirmation letter from your employer stating your period of employment
  • A Letter of Support: This letter must be addressed to The Care Workers’ Charity and should confirm the circumstance of why you are claiming a grant and the difference that the grant would make. The person writing the letter must be a professional, such as your manager at work, Citizens Advice Bureau officer, doctor, debt advisor or housing support worker.
  • A Recent Bank Statement: This needs to show your account name, sort code and account number.

For more information please check out our FAQs page