Cost of Living Grant

Owing to the huge demand for the cost-of-living grants launched last week, we have now closed the application process. We have limited funds for the program and the level of registrations has exceeded the funding available. We are now in the process of processing registrations. We will be in touch with everyone who has registered an account to update you on whether you have been successful in securing a grant. Please bear with us as we work our way through applications and registrations, successful applicants will be notified in April.

Please refer to our cost-of-living hub to see what other support is available here.

The cost-of-living crisis has seen rising energy, fuel, and grocery prices placing an additional financial burden on our community.

In response to this, and thanks to the generosity of the Patrick family, MDUK is currently able to offer a limited-time cost-of-living grant to people living with a muscle-wasting or weakening condition.

The grants will be a one-time payment in the form of a supermarket voucher, at a value of £150, and are limited to one per household.

Applications can be made online. To apply for the grant, register to set up an account. This will e-mail you a password to complete the application process.

You can find our application process instructions here. Please note that this is now closed.

Along with a short application form, applicants will need to provide confirmation of diagnosis for the person living with a muscle-wasting or weakening condition. Examples of the confirmation we can accept include;

  • Clinical letter
  • GP letter

We do not require any financial information. If you are living with a muscle-wasting or weakening condition and are feeling the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, you are eligible to apply for a grant.

Applications will be open from 27 March to 6 April and we will aim to distribute vouchers within two weeks after this date.

Please note that we have a limited fund available for this programme and only a submission of an application including confirmation of diagnosis of a muscle wasting or weakening condition will be accepted. We will close  to new applications if we exceed the amount available before the closing date.

Please sign up to our newsletter and we will provide you with regular news updates on Muscular Dystrophy UK and a link to cost-of-living application page when grants open or contact us directly on work for further information.


Terms & Conditions 2023

1. Consent 

By submitting your telephone number and email address, you consent to Muscular Dystrophy UK (“MDUK” or “we”) getting in touch with you to arrange delivery of your supermarket voucher and tell you about our work fighting muscle-wasting conditions and how you can support us.  

2. The offer 

Cost-of-living grants are available to anyone living with a muscle-wasting or muscle-weakening condition. You are only eligible to claim a Cost-of-Living grant if you live in the United Kingdom. You may only claim one Cost-of-living grant per household. If we receive multiple claims from you, or a grant has already been awarded to your household, we reserve the right to refuse a further grant.  

Applications will be open until 6th April 2023, or until we deplete our funding for Cost-of-living grants, whichever comes soonest. However, we reserve the right to end, withdraw or modify this offer at any time, with or without notice, in our sole discretion. Applications made after the end of the offer will not be eligible for a grant. 

This offer is available to the intended recipients of the programme only, and we reserve the right to refuse a grant to anyone who has signed up from non-approved channels.   

Grants are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. 

3. Contacting you 

We aim to contact you and deliver your voucher to the email address you have provided (please check your junk folder if you have not received an email) by the end of April 2023, however we may contact you at a later time if needed.  

MDUK will not be liable for delays or failures in receipt of any emails as successful contact is dependent on a number of factors which are outside of MDUK’s control. These include, non-exhaustively, the input of correct information, and issues with network providers. 

Data obtained from you in connection with this grant application may include your title, your first name, your last name, your telephone number, your email, your address, the time and date of your submission, and any other information that you may provide. 

You will be contacted by a member of MDUK, not a third-party agency. If you wish to confirm that the email is legitimate, you may call us on the phone number which is available on our website at

4. MDUK communications 

We may contact you in the future with news and appeals relating to the work undertaken by MDUK. We will give you the chance to opt out of our communications every time we get in touch.  If you would like to contact us about your marketing preferences, our Supporter Care team will be happy to answer any queries you may have. Please write to us at Muscular Dystrophy UK, 61A Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BU, email or call 0300 012 0172. 

5. Contacting MDUK 

To contact us regarding this promotion, please phone 07736993130 (Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm) or email 

If you wish to contact us for support or information regarding a muscle-wasting condition, please phone our helpline: 0800 652 6352 (Mon-Thurs, 10am–2pm) or email  

7. Data protection 

Your personal data will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and our Privacy Policy. Your personal data will be used to provide you with your voucher, keep you informed about our fundraising activities, events and services, administer any donations you make, keep a record of your relationship with us and record your contact preferences. We will not share your personal data with any third-party organisations except where: 

  • We have received your consent to do so, or 
  • It is necessary in order to fulfil your request (e.g., for delivery of your voucher), or 
  • We are required to do so by operation of law or regulation. 

We do not share personal details to third parties for the purposes of marketing. 

You can find our full Privacy Policy on our website: If you have any queries concerning your data, please contact our Supporter Care team by email at, by phone at 0300 012 0172

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