WHO WE FUND
To apply for a financial grant from the British Benevolent Fund you must be a British national (holder of a British passport) or a dependent of a British national such as a spouse, child, parent, etc.
Ultimately the BBF looks to fund solutions that put our clients in a position to live independently.
WHAT WE FUND
We will consider all applications where the British citizen can clearly demonstrate:
They are in genuine need in Spain (whether resident here or just visiting)
They do not have the financial resources to resolve the problem themselves
They have no further recourse to support from other sources such as the state authorities, family and friends, local charities or other organisations.
We will not fund situations that leave our clients in a financially unsustainable position and in need of long term funding.
WHERE TO APPLY
If you are based in Madrid, then please apply by contacting the BBF team with a brief explanation of your situation.
Please note, that we cannot accept applications on behalf of other people.
Apply for a grant
We provide financial support to help Brits in Spain get back on their feet.
Rest of Spain
Rest of Spain includes all mainland Spain outside of the Madrid region, the Balearic Islands and The Canary Islands.
The British Consulates in Spain
The British Consulates General in Spain represent the UK government and provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Spain.
See below for where the Consulates are based and the areas they cover.
Click on the link to take you to the webpage of each Consulate and their contact details.
Alicante Consulate: Valencia, Murcia and the province of Albacete
Barcelona Consulate: Catalonia, Aragon and Andorra
Ibiza Consulate: Ibiza and Formentera
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Consulate: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
Madrid Consulate: Madrid, Castilla La Mancha (except for the province of Albacete), Castilla y Leon, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country, Navarra, La Rioja,
Malaga Consulate: Andalucia, Ceuta and Melilla
Palma de Mallorca Consulate: Mallorca and Menorca
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Consulate: Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro
For More Support In Spain
For further help visit the Support in Spain website, HERE
Age Care Association offers help, support, information and advice. Their ultimate objective is to give support in a wide variety of ways to the older English-speaking community from Benalmadena to Calahonda and beyond.
For further information and contact details please check the website agecarecosta.org
Arrels is an entity which since 1987 has been devoted to the attention of homeless people in the city of Barcelona. They have accompanied through all these years more than 9000 homeless people in their path towards autonomy, offering them housing, meals, social attention and health care.
For further information and contact details please check the website www.arrelsfundacio.org
Age concern España provides a range of services to help with integration into Spanish life and to provide information, advice and support for common issues that affect the over 50s. Below are a list of local Age Concern Organisations (ACOs) in Spain. Click on the link to take you to the webpage of each ACO and their contact details.
The British Benevolent Association for the Province of Girona (BBA) was set up as a registered charity in 2007 with the aim of providing practical help and support to any British or Commonwealth subject living in, staying in or passing through the Catalonian province of Girona and its Costa Brava.
For more information and contact details please check the website bba-girona.org
Founded by British people with direct experience of dealing with the changes and challenges of living in Spain, Age in Spain can help you make informed decisions through independent, accessible information and support. If you are thinking of moving to Spain, you already live in Spain, or wish to help someone who does, these services are for you.
For further information and contact details please check the website ageinspain.org
Help International Benidorm is a registered charitable organisation, with no political or religious affiliations, run by volunteers to provide help to residents and visitors in emergencies and times of need:
It covers the area within the boundaries of Villajoyosa, Altea, Callosa d’Ensarria and Finestrat. Contact details and more information on services provided can be found at the website help-benidorm.org.
Help Denia & Marina Alta is a Charity which began in 1984. It is fully registered in Spain, and manned entirely by volunteers. It covers the coastal area of the Marina Alta from Denia in the north to Calpe in the south, and provides short term support and assistance to ALL people in the area when there are medical or other health related needs.
Contact details and more information on services provided can be found at the website helpofdenia.com.
Jalon Valley Help is a voluntary organisation founded in 1992 and run by unpaid volunteers in order to help those in need within the Vall de Pop, and to support local charities and organisations.
Contact details and more information on services provided can be found at the website jalonvalleyhelp.com.
HELP Vega Baja is a registered charity that was established over 35 years ago. They help people by providing information and supporting them with all sorts of problems within the Vega Baja area which includes La Marina and extends to Pilar de la Horadada.
Contact details and more information on services provided can be found at the website helpvegabaja.com.
The Lions Club of La Cala de Mijas is an English-speaking club that raises large amounts of money through its charity shops, all of which is donated to local charities and other good causes. there is a Welfare Section within the club that deals with specific individual cases of hardship or need. To contact the Welfare Officer of the club, please call Tony Bellamy on 661 386 564 or Rosalyn Rowley on 952 599 313.
La Cala Lions Club covers the area of the Mijas Municipality. Further information and contact details can be found on their website https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/mijaslacala/
The Mijas Foreigners’ Department of Foreigners began its journey in 1985, and was a pioneer project in Spain. During its long trajectory it has evolved and each year has increased the services available, adapting to the needs of foreign residents and residential tourists of the Mijas municipality.
For more information please visit their website www.mijas.es
The Royal Air Forces Association is committed to providing confidential, professional and fair services to members of the wider RAF family from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran and their families. On-going training and support for welfare volunteers and staff ensures services are consistent and of the highest possible standard. All will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
For more information and contact details please check the website www.rafa.org.uk/costa-blanca.
The Royal British Legion branches in Spain are here to administer and support the delivery of welfare services and the membership and fundraising activities of the Legion’s branches throughout Spain. For further information and contact details please check the website links below: