Family Action

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.

We have family support services, wellbeing groups and grants.

Our welfare grants programme provides grants for essential personal and household needs to assist families and individuals with low incomes, particularly those living on benefits.

  • Older People:  Support to promote independence; improve the quality of life and isolation for those aged 60 and over.
  • Sickness/disability:  Support to pay for disability aids that will benefit the applicant in their home. Funds are also available for medical treatment or to defray the expenses of convalescence and recuperation.
  • Mental Health:  Support for adults (over the age of 18) with a clinical diagnosis of a mental health problem.
  • Domestic Abuse:  Support for families or individuals who have recently experienced domestic abuse.

We also have an Educational Grants Programme to help individuals over the age of 14 participate in further education.