£46,000 Given in Grants in May

Our "schedules"- award making,  take place twice per month. This is when the awards/grants are decided.

A question we are frequently asked is if the awards have to be repaid. The answer is very definitely NO! These are grants given at times of need, and hopefully they will make a difference.
Below are some of the other grants given this month:

  • Rent, council tax, electricity, gas, water and mortgage arrears
  • Household items, in the form of price and product specific Argos vouchers
  • A regular grant of £100 per month for twelve months**
  • Contribution to an appeal fund
  • *DFG Shortfall
  • Dropped kerb
  • Bankruptcy fees
  • Household repairs

In cases such as the bathroom adaptations, which can be very expensive, we pledge a certain amount, giving the applicants time to get the rest of the money together. 

We have helped on many occasions with a Debt Relief Order https://www.gov.uk/options-for-paying-off-your-debts/debt-relief-orders

*We often pay the shortfall of  a Disabled Facilities Grant-DFG
 
For further information about a DFG  click on this link https://www.gov.uk/apply-disabled-facilities-grant
 
We do award discretionary, regular grants for a period of 12 months to help those whose income is really low. This is often the result of illness, when all sick leave has been used.