Our goal is to ensure underserved, at risk communities and individuals benefit from clean indoor air.

We use some criteria to help us determine who those underserved, at risk communities and individuals are. If you are thinking of applying to us for assistance, the following framework will give you an idea of whether you are likely to be considered eligible.

You are likely to be eligible if:

You are applying on behalf of a primarily state funded school or academy trust OR;

You are applying on behalf of yourself, your spouse or your legal dependents and are able to substantiate that either you or they are at risk of respiratory illness or another health condition known to be caused or exacerbated by contaminated indoor air AND you are in receipt of at least one of the following benefits;

  • Universal credit
  • Child tax credit
  • Working tax credit
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payments
  • Disability Living Allowance 


  • You are otherwise able to demonstrate that you are suffering financial hardship sufficient to prevent you purchasing indoor air cleaning measures using your own resources.

You are likely to be considered ineligible for assistance if:

  • You are located outside of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • You are applying on behalf of persons other than yourself, your spouse or your legal dependents.
  • You are not claiming all of the benefits to which you are entitled.
  • You have a household income equal to or exceeding the median household income in the previous financial year published by the Office for National Statistics.
  • You are applying on behalf of a person  who resides in a place which is subject to statutory responsibilities such as a care home.
  • You will use assistance to provide something which is usually considered a core statutory responsibility or service.
  • You will use assistance to promote or otherwise campaign for a Political Party or movement.
  • You are applying for a donation to a fundraising campaign managed by yourself or another 3rd party (e.g. on a platform such as Justgiving).

Applications for assistance will be considered by the Board of Trustees of the Corsi-Rosenthal Foundation who meet on a regular basis for this purpose. The Board of Trustees includes a medical expert and has access to other experts in relevant fields who may be asked for advice.

Where the Corsi-Rosenthal Foundation agrees to provide assistance the board may offer to provide the assistance requested in whole or in part or to offer a different form of assistance from the form requested (for example, if you apply for a grant to purchase an air purifier we may instead offer to purchase and supply you with an air purifier).

Resources we may use to determine if you are at increased risk of health conditions caused by contaminated indoor air include information you disclose to us about the beneficiary’s medical history, supporting information from the beneficiary’s doctor or specialist (e.g. a medical note), other publicly available information such as the immunisation Green Book definitions of people vulnerable to severe Covid-19 and any new understanding of the beneficiary’s health condition and how it relates to contaminated indoor air when it emerges.

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