Apply For Help


WaveLength gives radios, televisions, and tablet computers free of charge to people who are lonely and can’t afford to buy the technology themselves. A simple radio, television, or tablet can feel like a lifeline.

Click the buttons to find out about our application processes.

Individual Application

WaveLength Individual Application Flowchart

Application Form and Guidance Notes

Please read the guidance notes to check you are eligible to apply and can provide all the necessary information for the application.

Click the button above if you would like to type directly onto the form. Please print out the form and post to us after completing.
We do not accept applications sent via e-mail.

Click the button above if you would like to fill in your application form by hand.

The Crypt Radio

Who can refer a beneficiary?

To qualify for WaveLength’s help, beneficiaries must be referred to us by a third party, known as a referrer. 

Unfortunately, people who are related to or employed by the individual cannot refer them. However, people who can act as referrers include:
– a friend or neighbour
– a social worker
– a care worker or medical worker
– a housing officer
– a charity worker or volunteer
– a member of a religious or community organisation

If you’re not sure whether you qualify, as a beneficiary or a referrer, call us on 0800 018 2137 or email

If you would like to refer somebody to WaveLength, please read the guidance notes and fill in our application form.

WaveLength tablets

Once you’ve filled in the application form (whether typing onto the e-application form or filling in by hand), please post with supporting documents to:

WaveLength Charity Ltd
159a High Street
RM11 3YB

We aim to reply to all applications within ten working days. Please make sure that all necessary supporting documents are included, and that the forms are signed. We do ask that applications include proof of ID, such as a copy of a birth certificate or passport. However, if these documents aren’t available, we recommend contacting the birth certificate replacement service on 0300 123 1837.

A note on TV licenses

It is important to note that we don’t usually pay TV licence fees, so the recipient of a TV will need to purchase their own. They can do this by calling 0300 790 6138, or visiting the TV Licensing website. If a beneficiary can’t afford their own licence, it may be best to request a radio instead. In exceptional cases, however, we may pay for licences for people with very limited incomes and severe inability to leave their homes. 

Group Application

WaveLength and Adhar

We support organisations who help people who are lonely and isolated, by giving free free TVs, tablets, and radios for clients. This technology is often used in communal spaces or as part of specific projects. Recently we’ve helped:

– Women’s Aid refuges
– Homeless hostels
– Refugees
– Storybook Dads, which helps prisoners record bedtime stories for their children
– Freedom From Torture, which helps torture victims
– Alzheimers and Dementia Support Services

New organisations should contact WaveLength by e-mailing, or calling 01708 621101, before filling in the Group Application Form. 

Existing group beneficiaries, please see links below to our Impact Measurement Forms:

Part 1 Impact Measurement Form – To be filled in by beneficiaries before technology is given.

Part 2 Impact Measurement Form – To be filled in by beneficiaries one month after using new technology.

We like to form ongoing relationships with organisations so that we can find ways to work together in the future, and to hear the impact of the technology we donate. It’s also great to see letters and photos, and visit centres that are using our TVs, radios, and tablets. Please use the application form to tell us what feedback you will be able to give.