Financial support

Life after meningitis is tough. That’s why the Rebuilding Futures Fund provides financial, practical and emotional support for people of all ages affected by meningitis

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Financial support – Coronavirus interim service

We have recently reviewed the Rebuilding Futures Fund service requirements. Many of the services and therapies that we usually fund are currently unable to continue due to Covid-19 and social distancing rules. The third party supporting evidence that we need in order to assess the suitability of individual or specialist items, equipment and services is difficult to obtain, and key members of staff who help to deliver this service are currently on the furlough scheme.

We are, however, continuing to accept applications for funeral contributions and headstones during this time.

We anticipate that the other categories within the Fund will not re-open until October 2020. Please contact our Meningitis Now Helpline on 0808 80 10 388 or email helpline@meningitisnow.org for further information, or queries regarding pending applications.

Emergency financial support

We are delighted to be able to offer financial support to children and young people (aged 0-25 years of age) whose lives have already been impacted by meningitis and now face the challenge of their education, learning and development being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Funds that we would otherwise have used to host support events across the UK and kind donations from various trusts and foundations have enabled us to create a new temporary fund to support those children and young people who need it most.

Visit our COVID-19 Young Futures Fund page for more information.

About the Rebuilding Futures Fund

The programme consists of four separate areas – Health & Wellbeing, Opportunities, Bereavement and Specialist Equipment. Each area provides funding towards different types of support, but they are all designed to help people rebuild their futures with hope and confidence.

Meningitis doesn’t discriminate based on where you live, what you do or how old you are – and neither do we. Support via the Rebuilding Futures Fund is available to anyone living in the UK who has been affected by meningitis. We’re not about quick fixes; we’re here to provide tailored support with long-term impact, that will really help people rebuild their lives after meningitis. 

Meningitis Now is proud to provide this unique, life-changing support – the only meningitis organisation to do so in the UK.

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Applying to the Rebuilding Futures Fund

To apply to the Rebuilding Futures Fund, call our Meningitis Helpline on 0808 80 10 388 or speak to one of our Community Support Officers.

They’ll be able to talk you through the whole process from start to finish and give you guidance on what supporting documents you need to accompany your application. We would strongly recommend you read the following information first, to ensure you qualify for the Rebuilding Futures Fund:

Rebuilding Futures Fund applications that meet our award criteria are considered monthly by an awards panel. We will consider funding awards up to the value of £1,000. Find out more about the four areas of support the Rebuilding Futures Fund can provide by selecting the links below.

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