Please note that due to Government restrictions from the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak, it may take MSRRF longer to consider grant applications.

MSRRF is aware that the MS Society has paused its national grants programme for 2 to 3 years, however some of their local groups are still awarding grants, for more information visit their local support page.

MS Research and Relief Fund offers financial assistance to individuals affected by MS - and groups representing people affected by MS - for aids, adaptations and respite care.

We offer grants throughout the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland and the Scottish Islands. The full scope of the distribution of our financial assistance can be seen on our Grants Maps here.

Information on how to apply for grants for yourself, or on behalf of someone with MS, can be found on this page, along with details of the application process and the necessary forms and guidelines.


Application forms can be downloaded from the sidebar below. Please read the guidelines thoroughly as incomplete or incorrect applications will delay the process.


Download and complete the Application for Financial Assistance, making sure to complete the form fully and include any quotes for services as stipulated in the Application Guidelines.


Return your form and any further supporting information, as stipulated in the Application Guidelines, either via post to Benmar House or via email to

MS Research and Relief Fund’s operations aren’t solely based in the North East. We offer grants for aids, adaptations and respite care to people affected by MS throughout the United Kingdom. In the last few years alone, our funding has gone to people in Penzance, John O’Groats and hundreds of towns, cities and villages in between. The types of grants we offer are listed below and the forms and guidelines for applications can be found in the sidebar.

Individual Grants can be used to part-fund aids, adaptations, equipment or respite care, which may help to relieve the symptoms of MS or improve the quality of life for people affected by MS. Because of the diversity of MS, grants may be equally diverse according to the needs of the individual. Read our Grant Application Guidelines for further details.

We can consider grants towards the cost of practical items such as adapted cars, wheelchairs, home adaptations, powered scooters, stair lifts etc. In addition, we will also consider requests for services which may make a significant improvement to the quality of life for someone with MS, e.g. respite care.

Applications can be submitted by individuals with MS, partners, carers, family members or advocates living in the UK.

Group Grants are provided to MS support groups to improve the services, facilities or activities available to their members, e.g. IT facilities, sports or games equipment, special outings or visits etc.

Activities, facilities and services provided by groups applying must primarily be for the benefit of people affected by MS and help improve their quality of life.

MS Research and Relief Fund will NOT make any award for:

  • Retrospective funding, i.e. goods/services already purchased, ordered or where a deposit has been paid
  • Rent arrears, mortgage arrears, council tax, hire purchase payments/arrears or utility bills
  • Complementary therapies
  • ‘Second hand’ or used items or equipment
  • Transport costs of any kind
  • Driving lessons
  • Holidays
  • Ongoing costs of any kind, i.e. memberships, course fees etc.

In exceptional circumstances, we may use our discretion to make individual awards outside the scope of our normal grant activity.

MSRRF is a small charity who work with other Charities to provide a package of funding and can offer financial assistance to top-up grant awards from local government funding streams.

MSRRF recommends that grant applications should be made to the relevant statutory bodies and other charities before applying to our Charity.

More information regarding potential financial assistance can be found my visiting Turn2us, who helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help.