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Turn2us Response Fund

Find out more about our charitable fund which helps people who have had a life-changing event in the last 12 months that has left them in financial hardship.

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Giving people financial support when their life turns upside down can be the safety net that stops finances spiralling out of control as well as offering the relief needed to deal with any emotional turmoil.

Purpose of the Response Fund

The Turn2us Response Fund supports people when they need it most - when they are coping with a life-changing event. The fund sets out to help people deal with circumstances such as paying for a funeral, a new bed or cooker, or help with housing costs.

The Turn2us Response Fund can support in events such as:

  • Beginning to live with a disability
  • Bereavement– including funeral costs
  • Domestic abuse
  • Ill health or injury
  • Poor physical or mental wellbeing with a recent diagnosis of a health condition or disability
  • Reduced income through redundancy
  • Reduction in working hours due to ill-health or accident
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Unsafe, insecure or inappropriate housing arrangements
  • Other unexpected occurrences which impacts severely on an individual’s quality.
“You’re in a little bit of a state of despair. You’re trying to be brave. You try and keep your dignity. When you get a little bit of a hand-up, it makes you think: ‘Oh, okay. Things are turning round now. I’ve got a bit of power here. I’ve got a little bit of money. I didn't expect this. So I’ve got a few more options now.’ And it just builds your confidence up a little bit."

Turn2us Response Fund grant recipient

Who can apply to the Response Fund?

Applications can only be made through Intermediary Grant Partners working for our Turn2us Response Fund partner organisations – a selected group of charities and not-for-profit organisations.  

If you are already in contact with any of our intermediary partners, you could contact them to find out if they will make an application for you to the Turn2us Response Fund. Otherwise, please use our Grants Search which lists several hundred funds that may be able to provide financial or other support, based on your background, circumstances and needs.

“When something unexpected happens in your life, coping with it is made so much harder if it has left you struggling financially. The Turn2us Response Fund aims to take away some of that burden. Through providing timely and compassionate financial support, we help people to move on and to improve their situation.”

Alison Taylor, Turn2us Director of Operations


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Read how Camilla and her family were helped by the Turn2us Response Fund

Read Camilla's story