Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) is the charitable arm of the national body for home improvement agencies and handyperson services.
FILT distributes crucial funding from a range of corporate, charitable and public sector organisations through its network of home improvement agencies, to help older, vulnerable and disabled people stay warm, safe and well in their own homes.
We work through a national network of around 200 Home Improvement Agencies – trusted, not for profit, local organisations which help people maintain their independence at home.
FILT provides a range of funds and aims to expand its offering in future.
There are two types of funds which HIAs can access on behalf of their clients:
- those which involve individual applications (such as the npower Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund)
- delegated funds, where subject to a funding agreement, the HIA receives a ‘pot’ of money to use for specific objectives over a specific period of time
Some of our schemes – for example, the Gas Safe Charity scheme – include both types. So even if your HIA has not been awarded a ‘pot’ of funds, you can still apply to FILT on behalf of individual clients.