Access Our Services
We aim to help in easing the burdens that every day life brings through our SOW strategy and the Homelessness Prevention Initiative.
Our support may be in the form of providing assistance in meeting a specific need or through monetary grants given to individuals referred or in support of other existing charitable organisations with similar objectives.
In order to access our funding or support, you must send us an application or request which aligns with the causes we support and adheres to the application guidelines below.
- Applications can be submitted at any time of the year, as there are no funding deadlines.
- Trustees will consider grants of all sizes and grants vary in amount, depending on the needs of the individual beneficiary. In general, the value of grants given to an individual or an organisation are between £150-£350, and in extreme situations will be no greater than £500.
- Applications should comprise a single document of no more than two pages. Applications will have a better chance of success if they include:
• A brief description of circumstances;
• Details of specific amount needed;
• Timeframe within which the grant is needed; and
• An outline of how the grant will directly benefit the applicant.
- The amount of detail and supporting information provided will influence the time it will take to assess the application and might obviate the need to ask for further supporting information.
- All applications should be sent by post to the address below:
3rd Floor, 86-90 Paul Street,
London, EC2A 4NE
- All applications will receive a standard acknowledgment within 7 working days of receipt of each application.
- If an application is successful, the applicant should hear from us within 14 working days of the acknowledgment letter sent. Applicants who do not hear from us within this time must assume they have been unsuccessful.
Our Grant Making Policy
Our Trustees frequently meet to jointly decide which causes to support and levels of contribution.
In the past we have given:
- donations to meet a particular need;
- special grants to relieve sickness or infirmity;
- food supplies to help people in a state of poverty or lack;
- basic supplies, such as children’s clothes and shoes, books and other personal or educational supplies to help families and children in need;
- donations to other charities accommodating those in need in the areas of poverty alleviation and immigration and asylum;
- and one-off donations in a crisis or disaster.
Our Trustees are in constant touch with each other to ensure any request for help is dealt with as quickly as possible. This can be as fast as a few hours from receipt of a request.
A full copy of our Grant Making Policy can be accessed below.