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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Financial support

Cystic fibrosis can bring its own financial burden. We provide a range of grants for people with cystic fibrosis and their families, support for those applying for benefits and information about prescription charges. Read on to find out more about how we can support you.

We support people with cystic fibrosis and their families every step of the way by providing a number of different grants, support with applying for benefits and information about prescription charges. If you have any questions about the support we provide, please contact our helpline on 0300 373 1000.

What do you need help with?


We provide a range of welfare grants to help in times of financial need. These include grants for emergencies, transplant assessment, health and wellbeing, holidays and breaks, home care, education and funerals.

Benefits advice

We offer support for applying for benefits like Personal Independent Payment, Disability Living Allowance and Universal Credit. Find out more about the benefits support we can provide.

18 March 2020: Due to COVID-19, face-to-face assessments for all claimants on disability benefits will be suspended for the next three months. For more information please visit our coronavirus welfare FAQs.

Prescription charges

Many people with cystic fibrosis still have to pay for their prescriptions. Find out why this is, whether you could be exempt and how you can apply for a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.


Contact our wonderful helpline team by telephone or email, Monday to Friday, for answers to your questions.

CF Connect

Whatever challenges you're facing, if you need someone to talk to try our scheme for connecting people with cystic fibrosis.


We have factsheets, information packs and publications on everything from transplant to starting school.