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Our Facebook Page contains testimonials, upates to the charity's work and links to support for widowed people. By sharing our facebook page, you can help our vital work to reach greater nubers of vulnerable people. 

How to Apply

Unfortunately at this time we are unable to take in new grant applications due to low funds. Please check back in the future as we will reopen to grant requests once we have the funds to make it possible. Meanwhile please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share and promote what we do, and consider fundraising for us. From a coffee morning to a sponsored run, all raising of donations will let us continue the work we do that is so desperately needed.

Thank you.

We usually offer grants of up to £500. However, in exceptional circumstances higher requests will be considered. We request that it is specified what the grant will be used for as well as the specific amount. Grants can be used for both previously incurred expenses such as funeral costs and forthcoming expenses - for instance a family holiday. Any people assessed to be eligible for a grant will be helped on a first come first served basis. You can only be awarded one grant per financial year. Please note widowed in need aims to helped those widowed and in financial difficulty. Your income therefor must be below £170 a week.


Grant Information
WIN object of the grants.pdf
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In the form below we request some evidence of being widowed. We understand everyones circumstances are different and you may not have a death certificate. If you don't have that to hand, a bill or something showing joint names will be enough. We appologise for having to ask for this. But being a charity that awards grants to people, we need to safe gaurd our funds so they reach the people we aim to help. We hope you can forgive us and understand our reason for having to request such evidence. 

You can scan or take a photo with your phone. Then attach it to the form below. This will help us to manange your request quicker. 

Many Thanks 

Widowed In Need

Widowed In Need Charity Registration No:1171788