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Charitable support

Our charities, faith groups and non-profit organisations are working hard to support everyone. 

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With the cost of living on the Isle of Man rising, our charities, faith groups and non-profit organisations are working hard to support everyone. 

Many organisation will be providing additional support and running additional events over the winter period to support you with the cost of living.  

For some ideas on where to turn for help, or ways to support others, here are some of the key sources of advice, grants and support. 

General support 

The Salvation Army

Support for families, older people, budget and debt advice, advice on employment and homelessness.

Citzens' Advice

Free impartial advice including housing issues, benefits advice, relationships breakdown, employment issues, and food bank referrals.


Support for carers and people with care needs.

Royal British Legion

Support, advice, wellbeing and connections.

Douglas Coal Fund

If you live in Douglas, Onchan, Braddan or Union Mills, and have a total household income of less than £380 per week from wages, benefits and/or pensions, then we may be able to help (having savings may affect our ability to help). We provide vouchers that can be used towards paying any of your fuel bills during the winter, not just coal. For more information on how to apply email or call 622193

Disability Networks

A directory of disability related information to inform, ease stress and empower.


IOM Food Bank

Food parcels, crisis support, debt advice and budgeting.

Support for older people 

Live at Home

Information and advice, befriending and regular social activities.

Age Concern

Promotes health and well-being, support and lifelong learning and social activities. Also provides support to people through Hardship funds - read the criteria before applying.


Support for carers and people with care needs

Southern Befrienders

Supports older people who feel lonely and isolated by providing regular, one-to-one companionship by dedicated befrienders or in weekly social activities.



Support for addiction provided by highly qualified and experienced counsellors.

The Samaritans

Someone to talk to about your concerns.

Wellbeing Partnership

Locally based health and social care provided through a single point of contact.


Housing Matters

Advice, guidance and support to families and individuals in housing crisis.

Victim support  

Victim Support

Free and confidential help to victims and witnesses of crime.

Women's Refuge

A safe place for women threatened by physical, emotional or sexual violence in the home.