The Long Room with Chalybeate Well on the left c. 1825 (E H Dixon)Application Procedures

Grants to Individuals; How to apply

Applications for financial support for individuals or families in severe hardship are accepted from any formally constituted local group (such as a community centre or tenants’ association), departments/units of Camden Council or the health service, housing associations, advice agencies or other voluntary agency where the individual or family is known. The application requires detailed information about the circumstances of the person/family in need, including their finances, and the applying body must be willing to receive and account for any grant offered.

The Trust does not accept applications directly from the individuals needing help.

Applications may be made by letter or (preferably) on the Trust’s application form. These applications can be submitted at any time and the Trust hopes to provide an answer within one month of receiving a completed application.

Details required to be included with an application

Applicants by letter will only be accepted if they include the following details.

The application will be strengthened if details are given of the financial effects of disability on any member of the household.

Grants to individuals, whether one-off payments or pensions, can be made only to residents of our area of benefit. (see map). We do not make grants towards the payment of taxes, including council tax, nor the payment of fines and we do not offer assistance with course or school fees.

Grants are not normally made to individuals applying directly to the Trust unless they are Trust pensioners, visited by the Trust’s Case Worker.

The Individual/Family Support Application Form can be downloaded here

Kitchen and Home Starter Packs

A limited number of packs are available for young people on state benefits setting up home for the first time in the Trust’s area of benefit. Contact the Trust office for further information. 

Christmas Hampers

A limited number of Christmas hampers are available for pensioners and refugee and homeless families. Contact the Trust office for further information.

Trust Pensions

The Trust can helpsome older people in severe need with a regular addition to their income in the form of a charitable pension, currently £18 per week, (a level which should not affect entitlement to most state benefits unless other regular charitable payments, war pensions etc. are received). The Trust staff can advise on this if necessary.

Eligibility

The Trust staff will always be willing to discuss specific circumstances and advise whether an applicant can be considered.

How to apply

Applications are accepted on behalf of potential pensioners from staff or volunteers in any formally constituted local group (such as a community centre or tenants association), departments/units of Camden Council or the health service, a housing association or advice agency or other voluntary agency where the individual is known. When the Trust receives a pension application, an assessment visit is made by the Trust’s case worker and eligible applicants are then considered by a sub-committee of the Trustees.

The Trust Pension Application Form can be downloaded here