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Where to get help

Find out where you can get assistance with the cost of white goods

If you’re struggling with household appliances, you might be eligible for some financial support. Use our tools and information today to see what could be available.

Grants Search

Use our Grants Search: Check if you’re eligible for support from over 3,000 grant-giving charities, including those who offer help with the cost of white goods.

Non-for-profit schemes

Reuse Network - a national network of reuse centres who stock high-quality, affordable household items. Many centres will still charge for items but at a significantly cheaper rate than retail.

End Furniture Poverty - have a suite of online tools to help you find furniture. Their sources vary from grants to affordable credit.

Charitable grants

Many charitable funds listed on our Grant Search can help you buy household appliances, including:

Buttle UK - focuses its help on children and young people and their families and carers. 

Family Fund - provide grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and living in the UK.

Fashion & Textile Children's Trust - gives grants that can be used for parents to buy white goods essential to the wellbeing of their children. To apply, one parent or primary carer must have worked for one year within the fashion and textile industry in the past nine years. This includes working in any part of a supermarket that sells a clothing range.

Glasspool - give large numbers of small grants for things like white goods, beds, bedding, children's clothing and baby needs.

BT Benevolent Fund - gave over £700,000 last year. All money goes towards helping past and present BT employees in need and their families.

Wavelength - provides TVs, radios and tablet computers to isolated and lonely people living in poverty.

Friends of the Elderly - gives grants to older people over the State Pension age, living in England or Wales, who have a low income and savings of less than £4,000.

League of the Helping Hand - provides financial assistance to those who are in hardship due to illness or disability. Applicants must live in the UK and have a sponsor to support their application.

Percy Bilton Charity - individuals may apply for a grant from the Percy Bilton Charity through support workers if they are on a low income and have a serious illness, disability or are over 65.

The Insurance Charities - support anyone in the insurance sector - brokers, loss adjusters, claims assistants, underwriters, call centre operators or personal assistants in an insurance company.

Other schemes

Some energy-related charitable funds may help with the cost of white goods for people in need - search on 'energy' using the keyword search in our Grants Search and then read the profiles to see what they help with.

Help also may be available through your council's Local Welfare Assistance Scheme.

Use our Benefits Calculator: Check your entitlement to welfare benefits and tax credits, how much you could receive and how to make a claim.