Apply for Help

If you have a project in mind where you think Band of Builders could help please get in touch with us today.

Who does Band of Builders help?

Band of Builders helps those who work within the UK construction industry, their families and dependants who are faced with life changing or limiting circumstances such as ill health or disability in a number of ways.

Band of Builders considers applications from people in need of assistance who work, or have worked, within the construction industry and trades or associated to construction trades, such as merchants and manufacturers who are allied to trades occupations. We will also accept applications from family members of people who work or have worked within the construction industry, in the trades or associated to trades. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from people who are not able to show a direct occupational link to the construction industry.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for our help, please contact us by emailing

What help does Band of Builders provide?

Practical Projects

Help can involve a practical project from something as simple as the installation of a ramp to improve accessibility to full home renovations or landscaping projects. The charity’s experienced team will carry out a full assessment to agree on a scope of works, ensuring that practical assistance makes a real difference to the beneficiary.

In order for your application to be considered, please find below our application criteria:

- The applicant has worked in a construction related trade or trade associated to the construction industry for more than 12 months
- The applicant is the spouse/partner or dependent of someone who has worked in a construction related trade or trade associated to the construction industry for more than 12 months
- Has been injured at work or outside work and expected to be unable to work for at least 12 months
- Is suffering from illness that prevents them from working for at least 12 months
- Is suffering a long term life changing or terminal illness

If you would like to apply for a practical project, please complete the application form here.

Hardship Fund

Band of Builders has launched a hardship fund to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing impact.For every £1 donated by the public, BoB will donate £1 right up to £10,000 - creating a fund of £20,000 to help those most in need. The cash will be used to award grants of between £250 and £500 to those tradespeople who have been left in financial difficulties thanks to COVID.Application criteria for grants from the fund include:

- Direct Hardship from COVID-19 or the lockdown.
- Applications will be considered on their immediate need and our ability to be able to support the applicant.
- Evidence of hardship will required as will some reporting back on how the grant was used.

To apply for a grant from the hardship fund, please complete an application form here.

What happens next?

To be considered for assistance you will be required to fill in a full application form with disclosure of financial and personal information. We will use the information you submit in this form to assess whether you may be eligible for assistance from Band of Builders.

Please understand that requests for help are assessed based on a clear set of criteria and must comply with Band of Builders’ charitable objectives and fall within our capacity. Sadly, we are not able to help in all cases.

For any queries, please email

People we've helped in the past


In early 2016 Keith broke the news that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer that had spread from his oesophagus to his liver and blood. He had been given just 12 months to live.

See Keith's Project

Sadie Jenkins, who turned two in February 2018, was born with a range of complications including a hole in her heart and a narrowing of the aorta, as well as Pierre Robin sequence...

See Sadie's Project

Robert Lamb, 58, suffered a severe spinal cord injury when he fainted due to low blood pressure at home in October. He was left paralysed from the chest down.

See Rob's Project