There are Two Categories of Grant
1. Supportive Grants
The Trustees allot around 90% of the disposable income to “Supportive Grants” for the day to day needs of individual residents of the City of Exeter living with illness/disabilities/financial hardship whose applications must be submitted by Social Workers, Health Professionals or other Charities. The Trustees need to be satisfied as to the medical and financial needs of applicants and need to receive confirmation that they are obtaining all the state benefits to which they are entitled; these grants are paid on a continuous basis throughout the year.
Grants are made for small medical aids, clothing, footwear, beds and bedding, kitchen appliances, help with utility and telephone bills, carpets and other items deemed as within the general aims of the charity. Grants for purely educational purposes like course fees are normally excluded, as are computers and adaptations to homes, unless these are essential needs.
To be considered, such Supportive Grants must meet the following initial criteria and if those are met, you may complete and submit the application form.
How to Apply
You must be a Support Worker or Advocate who wishes to make an application for grant for the benefit of an Exeter based person, who is in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability or other disadvantage or distress.
2.Grants to Registered Charities and how to apply
The Trustees discuss all such applications at their March and November meetings.
Grants can be made towards the cost of medical aids and appliances and other larger items, as well as donations to other charities working in the field. We emphasise that these tend to be larger grants made only to Registered Charities and not to individuals.
To be considered, your charity needs to meet the following initial criteria and if those are met, you may complete and submit the application form. Your application can only be considered if the answer to all of these questions is ‘Yes’.
- Are you a registered Charity?
- If yes, is your charity Exeter based?
- If yes, is the grant for the benefit of Exeter based people?
- Is the grant needed to support people who are in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability or other disadvantage or distress?