Grants for you

We have a new grant for you and the people you live with – the Keeping Strong Fund.

We are a disability and mental health charity and we want to help sustain people’s wellbeing during this time.

So, if you live in Gloucestershire, you have a disability or mental health challenge and you can’t afford to buy something that would make a big difference to keeping you and your family’s physical and mental health strong over the coming weeks and months, this fund is for you. 

Grants start from £50.

So far, people have successfully applied for: 

  • Household essentials
  • Televisions, laptops and tablets
  • Phone credit and mobile data top-up
  • Access to online courses
  • Home exercise equipment
  • Arts and craft materials
  • Family games and play materials
  • And much more…

Please note: Barnwood aims to fill gaps by funding items not available via the council or NHS. All items applied for are subject to availability and we are unable to fund activities that go against government safety guidelines or for ongoing household expenses. We will do our best to get back to you within 4 weeks of receiving your Keeping Strong Fund application, but please bear with us at this busy time.

Alternatively, to make a grant application over the phone call us on freephone 0800 4220404 (Monday to Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm, except bank holidays).

If you are a community leader or local referrer supporting someone to complete an application remotely, we can help with that too, get in touch via email on

Here is a short video explaining how to register for Barnwood’s online grant applications using Flexi-Grant:

And, here is a video showing you how to make your online grant application using Flexi-Grant:

For information about how to set up a free email account to access the Flexi-Grant portal see the Which? Guide here

Flexi-Grant is our online grant application system provided by Fluent Technology. It is a secure, web-based portal with a fully compliant, encrypted log-in process. Please ensure you register under your own email address, with a unique password.  And, if you have any questions feel free to get in touch.

Please note: For the time being, we have paused our Wellbeing Fund, Opportunities Award and Family Leisure Grants, so that we can focus on supporting the people of Gloucestershire during the COVID-19 pandemic with the Keeping Strong Fund above.