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Staffordshire Foundation

Whittington and Fisherwick Fund to offer extra help

People in the parish of Whittington and Fisherwick can now apply for financial help and support under 4 different measures. The Whittington and Fisherwick Fund, which is part of The Community Foundation, is now offering financial support to people who may need it for any of following reasons:

• Ill health – you could get a grant of £100 if you need to spend more on travelling to doctor’s, dentist’s or hospital appointments

• Social Isolation – You could get a grant of £100 if you need support to attend social activities, or travel costs to meet the costs of journeys to allow you to shop or visit friends

• Financial need – you could get a grant of £100 if your income has been affected in some way, or if you need extra support with rising household costs

• Emergency need – If you experience an emergency, such as if your boiler or fridge has broken down and you need a replacement, then we may be able to help you. In this instance we won’t make a financial award, but can arrange to pay for and deliver and install a replacement item

Sian Emery, who looks after the fund, said “When you apply please remember that we don’t know about your personal circumstances, and so in order for us to make a decision we need as much information as you can give. Anything you say will be treated confidentially and won’t be shared with other organisations. If you have trouble completing the application form you can call us and we can help you.”

Community based organisations who are working to help residents in Whittington and Fisherwick can also apply for grants of up to £1000, although we may consider awarding more in exceptional circumstances. In either case you must be able to demonstrate how people in the parish will directly benefit from your project.

If you are not sure whether you should apply, or if you would be eligible to ask for help, please give the team at the Foundation a call on 01785 339540 and they will be able to talk things through with you, or you can visit the ‘Grants’ section of their website at staffordshire.foundation