The Fund for Human Need (FHN) was founded in 1960 by Revd Donald McNeill, a Methodist Minister in Tooting, South London, together with a small group of other Methodists, who believed that they had a responsibility to help the poorest and most needy people. For many years the Fund was administered by the Methodist Church jointly with the Methodist Relief & Development Fund . When this was reorganised the Fund became responsible for its own fundraising.

For over 20 years we have specialised in giving cash assistance to those in the most desperate situations. Understanding that we are not just giving the money, but also offering love, hope and trust. It is also promoting self-esteem and confidence, recognising that people are best placed to know what they need.

The emphasis has always been on small grants to individuals who have no access to the major relief funds, and “where a little helps a lot”.

Now our funding for this work comes directly from donations from Churches, individuals and the public.