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 applications@bandofbuilders.org.

James' Project

James was born on 12 November 2008 weighing a healthy 8lb 4oz and up until the end of 2011, James was able to walk, climb, balance, play football in the garden with his dad...

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Howard's Project

Almost two years ago, Howard, a 54 year old Building Surveyor from Lancashire suffered unexplained heart failure in his sleep resulting in Howard suffering severe brain damage...

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Cher's Project

In October 2020 Cher, 46, contracted Meningococcal Septicaemia resulting in a long three-and-a-half month battle for her life and both her legs amputated below the knee...

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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

Apply for Practical Support

To be considered for assistance you will be required to fill in a full application form below 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 applications@bandofbuilders.org

Apply for Practical Support