We are conscious that some circumstance people find themselves in can be complex, so if the application is likely to be complicated we suggest you have an initial conversation with one of our staff. If this is the case, please send an email through the enquiry section, providing your contact details and a short explanation that describes the nature of the enquiry.
We will get back to you to discuss the issues and advise on how best to approach the matter.
Notes to staff acting as the Sponsor for the Application
2. The application form must be completed by a staff sponsor acting on behalf of the applicant and with their expressed consent for personal information to be shared under data protection regulations.
3. In the first instance applicants should consider using the supplies on our web site. If these suppliers do not provide the item you are looking for then a quotation should be attached where appropriate, along with the details of the supplier and the online site address and link to the product item where an internet purchase is the preferred option.
5. Grants can be made through payments over the internet, through BAC’s, Card Payment, or a cheque, payable to the supplier of goods or services. Under NO circumstances will cheques be issued payable to the applicant or sponsor. Cheques will be sent to the sponsors unless other arrangements are made.
6. Grant applications will be welcomed for the purchase or a contribution to the purchase of:
(a) essential furniture and personal items
(b) for certain essential services – e.g. ‘man with a van’
(a) a contribution to ongoing debt
(b) revenue costs which are likely to recur and where a longer term solution is required – e.g. telephone costs, utility bills
(c) the provision of non-essential items
(d) a contribution towards costs that should reasonably be the responsibility of Local Authorities or Government Departments
(e) contributions towards energy costs