GRANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
We know that life can be hard when you’re coping with a long term condition like kidney disease and it can affect your ability to work and to live life to the full.
BKPA personal grants are available to
• Dialysis patients and families on low income
• Transplant patients and those receiving conservative care, if health and quality of life is being seriously affected by your renal condition
What BKPA can fund:
Domestic costs: we can help with some domestic bills such as car insurance and tax, heating costs and rent. We may also help with the purchase of domestic goods like washing machines, beds and carpets.
Travel costs: we may be able to help with travel costs to your hospital if you have to travel a long way and have no support from your unit. We don’t help with travel costs for ongoing dialysis.
Further education and training: we may be able to cover the cost of university or college fees, IT equipment for education and give support for courses enabling return to work.
How to apply
You’ll need to contact your kidney unit social worker or a member of the kidney care team, as all applications for financial aid should come to us on a grant form completed with their input. However, if there’s no member of staff able to help, the BKPA's Patient Support and Advocacy Officers can be contacted by calling the main BKPA telephone number: 01420 541424.