Providing a grant service

Widowed In Need is a small charity created by a group of widowed people with the aim of supporting widows and widowers in financial distress.

We provide small grants to people eligible for expenses such as:

  • Funeral arrangements
  • Probate or legal costs
  • Basic living expenses
  • Memberships for support groups
  • Days out and trips away

​We would like to clarify that grants are available to all who have lost their partners - you do not have to have been married or in a civil partnership.

​Please see our How to Apply page if you wish to request financial support. If you are able to donate to our cause or help in another way, details may be found on the Support Us page.


We need people power to help us raise the much needed money to help those in need. Please consider fundraising. Inevitably becoming widowed is something most of us may facing. Help keep our charity running so we can continue to offer financial support to those left behind. Every day WIN receives emails from people suffering, you can help make a difference to someone who is in shock and desperate need of financial assistance.

Helping those widowed in the UK and in financial distress

Every year hundreds of couples, some with families, suffer the life changing and
traumatic experience of bereavement. Becoming widowed can happen to any of us. We provide
financial support to help relieve some of the stress faced by such a loss, at a
time when those left behind find themselves in a vulnerable and distressing

Widowed In Need is a UK based registered charity, We rely on donations to help those in need. We are a non profit organisation and all our staff work free of charge to make WIN work. All donations go straight to grants to help those left in poverty after losing a loved one.


Every Charity has a group of Trustees who endevour to ensure it is ran to the best of its ability. Striving to grow and reach out to as many as it can to hlep those in great need. 

We are looking for two new Trustees. If you feel passionate about helping vulnerable individuals and families at what can be their most traumatic moments in their lives, consider Widowed In Need. 

You will preferably have an interest, or experience in fundraising, or PR. Someone who can offer a few hours a week (flexible)

Useful Contacts:

We are aware not everyone will find this helpful. But for those who will, we hope these bring some aid

Become a Trustee

What we can offer

  • A friendly team who operate country wide (all meetings are online so no travel)

  • Experience in a small charity

  • Comitment to ongoing training

  • A chance to make a difference

We are a non profit charity and all staffmembers work on a strict voluntary bases. Please don't let this put you off. Future employers will admire your voluntary work when read on your CV. 


Katie Helliwell's Celeb Bash Raises Money and Awareness for widowed In Need


17th of May saw Katie Helliwell host a psychic event which raised £500 for our charity and brought us into the spotlight of the media. Read the Daily Mail article click here 

We thank Katie for her hard work and continued support