Relief in Need Application


Guidelines for Relief in Need Grant Applications

The scheme operates to help those in financial need with assistance to purchase essential items such as;

• White goods for example cookers, fridge freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers
• Carpets, furniture and bedding
• Mobility aids
• Official School uniforms

1. All applications must be on the correct form (RIN2021) and submitted to; Mr J P Southwell, Clerk to the Trustees, Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent, 1st Floor  Gibraltar  House,  Crown  Square,  First  Avenue,  Burton  upon  Trent,  Staffordshire, DE14 2WE. Telephone enquiries should be made to 01283 527067. 

2. Applicants must live  in  the  area  of  benefit which  is  the town  of  Burton  upon  Trent and the parishes of Anslow, Branston, Brizlincote, Barton-under-Needwood, Dunstall, Hanbury, Rolleston on Dove, Stretton, Tatenhill and Rangemore, Tutbury, plus the Parish of Outwoods including South Outwoods.

3. The  maximum  grant  awarded  will  be £600 per  calendar  year, and  no  more  than  three individual applications will be considered in a five-year period.

4.  Your application must be supported by a support worker, or other suitable professional who knows you, e.g. Social Worker, Local Councillor, Probation Officer or Health Visitor. The letter of support should contain; 
-        confirmation of the applicant’s current address
-        a detailed reason why applicants need assistance
-        a list of the items that are needed, including confirmation that the items are required by the applicant.

The letter must be on headed paper and signed by the person supporting the application. A Doctor’s letter will not be accepted.

5. Applications will  be rejected  if  in complete or if all  requisite  supporting  documentation  has not been received.

6. A quote for the items required, from our list of recommended suppliers.  (Note if the item is not available or out of stock a comparable replacement will be selected for you).

7. Bank statements, for two recent months, for all accounts and for all adults living at the property must be supplied. 

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