Guidance Notes

Grants are normally in the order of £100 to £300 for individuals.

When filling in your application please bear in mind the following:

A. Before completing the form, please make sure that you live within the Area of Benefit shown on the map attached.

B. Assistance will normally only be granted where insufficient funds are available from public sources (e.g. local authority or DWP).

C. Grants will not be made to repay debts already incurred by the applicant.

D. Applications will be considered at meetings of the Trustees, whose decision is final. Meetings are held four times a year – usually in early March, June, September and December. Completed application forms should be submitted two weeks before meetings. i.e by mid-February, mid-May, mid-August and mid-November.   However, in exceptional circumstances applications may be considered at other times by the Chairman and Treasurer. Such applications should state clearly the reason for the urgency.

E. All questions on the form must be answered. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and used solely for the purpose of assessing need.

F. The completed form should be returned to: The Clerk to the Trustees, Clapham Relief Fund, PO Box 37978, London, SW4 8WX. Please email if you have any questions.