Hardship Fund Winter Appeal
Please donate today

Our Hardship Fund offers grants to healthcare workers going through exceptional financial hardship. We want to help as many people as we can, but we simply don’t have enough money. Please donate today.

The cost-of-living crisis is having a real impact on healthcare workers, with some hospitals even setting up foodbanks for their staff. Thousands of healthcare workers are leaving jobs they love, to get better paid work elsewhere. Those who remain in healthcare are already overworked and exhausted, with many now worrying about household finances too. They’re having to make daily choices on whether they can turn on the heating or go without food.

We set up our Hardship Fund, offering grants of up to £1,000 to healthcare workers struggling financially. We knew there was a need for these grants, but we had no idea just how much. We have been inundated with applications, along with requests for support for our other services. As winter continues and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis worsens, we’re receiving more applications every week and don’t have enough funding to help everyone who needs us.

Things are hard for most of us right now and nobody likes having to ask for help. But on behalf of the healthcare workers we’re supporting, can you help? Can you donate today to ensure we can keep supporting those who need us this winter?

Let’s look after those wo look after us.

“I can’t even begin to explain how much your help will mean to me and my family. This will release me of a lot of mental pressure and can breathe for a little a while. This will ease stress throughout the family – thank you so much, this is brilliant.”

How your donations help

The Hardship Fund mostly supports people who need help with more expensive items. Working together, we can help those healthcare workers most in need.

If 25 people donate £15, that could buy a washing machine, allowing families who have no way of replacing their broken one the dignity of clean clothes

If 18 people donate £25, that could buy a new oven, enabling families escaping domestic abuse the security of eating hot meals

If 20 people donate £50, that could pay someone’s rent arrears, giving a family a fresh start, free of debt

The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation is a charity created for, and led by, healthcare workers. We are fully committed to supporting and improving the welfare and wellbeing of those working in healthcare throughout the UK. In addition to our financial support, we provide staff room refurbishments, bereaved family support and counselling. Your donation will be used whenever it is needed the most to support healthcare workers around the UK this winter and all year round.

“I have been struggling for some time now. Juggling work and supporting my three children on a low wage. The cost-of-living is crippling me financially, energy rises as well. I had already told my children this was a tight Christmas this year, which broke my heart. Your message this morning has changed all that. I can now buy a really good shop now and get my children some clothes, as it’s much needed. I can not thank you enough. Tears of joy this morning, thank you millions.”