The Ancient Parish Boundary
In a typical year The Old Enfield Charitable Trust administers around £250K in discretionary grants to families, individuals and community groups residing and living within the boundary of the Ancient Parish. Grant decisions are taken on a quarterly basis by the fifteen Trustees that either live, work or otherwise have a good knowledge of the Ancient Parish. Applications are treated in the strictest confidence and you will be informed of the Trustees decision shortly after the quarterly meeting. To find out if your address is sited within our boundary you can find the list of all street names in our Eligibility Checker. Some roads cut across the boundary but these are clearly marked in the checker and in these circumstances you will need to contact the Grant administrator for clarification.
These one-off grants are for residents in financial need who require help with unexpected expenses, including the replacement or provision of household goods and furniture and items associated with the needs of the disabled or chronically ill. The Trust also makes payments to those on low incomes in financial need.
Students and residents undertaking education or training are invited to apply for assistance with living costs including equipment, childcare and other general expenses during their course of study. Students are expected to take up loan offers and make approaches for Access Funding, as is the responsibility of the local authority or central government, prior to seeking assistance
The Trust welcomes funding applications from community and grassroots projects within the Ancient Parish that reflect the diversity and vibrancy of Enfield. Applications will be required to demonstrate the benefit to local residents in alignment with the Trusts key areas of interest such as Children and Education, Health, Environment, Active Lifestyles and others
Grant Eligibility Checker
To find out whether you are eligible for one of our personal, education or community grants, please consult our Grant Eligibility Checker. This enables you to see if your address is within the parish, and therefore whether you are eligible for a grant.