Grants

  1. Applications for a Charity grant must be completed in full on the Charity’s application form and they should be supported by a professional organisation such as a Social Worker, the Citizen Advice Bureau or similar.
  2. The maximum grant awarded is £400.
  3. One application only may be made per person in a three-year period.
  4. Applicants must be living and have lived in the area of benefit, namely Tottenham for three years consecutively.

What We Give Awards For

The following are examples of the sort of items that the Trustees award grants towards:-

  • Basic household furniture or items, e.g. beds, bedding, wardrobes and carpets
  • White goods – fridges, freezers and washing machines
  • Essential items of clothing
  • Payment for visits to hospital
  • Payment for books or help towards fees for further education or travelling expenses for college
  • Payment towards recuperative holidays
  • Cost of decorating home or repairs

The Charity does not award assistance towards bills or debts.

How We Make Decisions

Applications, made on the Charity’s grant application form, are processed  by the Secretary. Charity Trustees who have been appointed to a sub committee consider these applications. The Clerk will notify the decision to the person/organisation that submitted the application.

Organisations supporting successful applicants are requested to find suitable shops that accept the Charity cheque or a BACs payment. The Secretary will then send the cheque to the organisation/person who submitted the application. It is not Charity policy to make cheques out to individuals unless proof of purchase has been submitted.

Click here to fill in Grant application form.

Or by email: to Carolyn Banks, Secretary, charities@tottenhamdistrictcharity.org.uk

You should receive a decision within one month of submitting your application.

Applications should (if possible) be supported by a professional organisation such as a Social Worker, the Citizen Advice Bureau, welfare rights charity or similar.

Applications should provide information about the specific items requested eg. A washing machine or bunk beds for the children. It is not normally necessary to provide an estimate as the Charity has a schedule of standard amounts  that it can provide towards the cost of most items. These are listed below. If the item required is not on the list or if a more expensive item is needed then please provide an estimate and give reasons why this specific item is necessary eg. a particular type of mattress has been recommended by a health professional for medical reasons.

Applications, made on the Charity’s grant application form, are sent by the Clerk to the Charity Trustees who have been appointed to the Grants-Sub Committee.  Once the Grants-Sub Committee has made their decision the Clerk will notify the decision to the organisation/individual that submitted the application.

Organisations supporting successful applicants are requested to find suitable shops that accept the Charity cheque. The clerk will then send the cheque to the organisation/person who submitted the application. It is not normally the Charity policy to make cheques out to individuals unless proof of purchase has been submitted.

Applications should provide information about the specific items requested eg. A washing machine or bunk beds for the children. It is not normally necessary to provide an estimate as the Charity has a schedule of standard amounts that it can provide towards the cost of most items. These are listed below. If the item required is not on the list or if a more expensive item is needed then please provide an estimate and give reasons why this specific item is necessary eg. a particular type of mattress has been recommended by a health professional for medical reasons.

The Charity has an arrangement with Barnet Furniture Centre* which has a range of furniture and household goods. A successful applicant may be asked to use BFC and the Charity will provide a letter to take to them setting out the amount and a description of the items needed. This avoids the need for cheques. BFC provide one free delivery. Applicants may use other charity shops but should check first to ensure that they are willing to accept a charity cheque.

www.barnetfurniturecentre.org
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Go to Grant Application form