Relief in Need Application

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Guidelines for Relief in Need Grant Applications

The Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent recognises that many people can find themselves in difficult financial circumstances, often through no fault of their own. Whilst the State provides a wide range of benefits and support there are some instances where people need help and the State cannot assist.

This scheme operates to provide relief for those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage. It provides people with help to purchase essential items such as;

  • Cookers, fridge freezers, washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Carpets, furniture and bedding
  • Mobility aids
  • School uniforms

The Charity will not award grants to clear debt.

All grants are made entirely at the discretion of the Charity's Trustees and there is no right of appeal.

  1. All applications must be on the correct form (RIN2015) 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.                                                     
  2. Forms must be fully completed and signed by all applicants. If you are unable to provide any of the information requested you must clearly explain the reason why on the application form.
  3. Applicants must live in the area of benefit. This is the town of Burton upon Trent or the neighbouring parishes of Branston, Outwoods or Stretton. This has now been extended to include including Barton under Needwood, Rolleston on Dove, Rangemore and Tutbury. The maximum grant awarded will be £600 per calendar year from the date of application.
  4. Details of all household income and expenditure must be calculated on a monthly basis and totalled up.  Applications will not be considered if this information is not provided correctly.
  5. Your application must be supported by a support worker or other suitable professional who knows you, eg. Social Worker, Probation Officer, or Health Visitor.  The letter of support should contain a detailed reason why applicants need assistance and should clearly state the items that are needed. The letter must be on headed paper and signed by the person supporting the application.  A Doctor's letter will not be accepted.
  6. Because funds are limited the application must list the items required in order of priority. The application must also be accompanied by quotes for the items requested. A list of recommended suppliers is provided overleaf.
  7. Applications will be rejected if incomplete or if all requisite supporting documentation has not been received.
  8. You must explain on the application form why the State has not been able to provide the items you need.

Data Protection Act 1998
The personal data provided on this form will be kept on file. It will only be used for the purposes of administering this application. Some details may be checked with relevant organisations but none will be disclosed for any inappropriate purpose. You may have access to the information kept on file on request.

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