Personal Grants

Personal grants are one-off grants 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 around 150 regular quarterly payments to those on low incomes in financial need.

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. Personal grants are one-off grants for residents in financial need who require help with unexpected expenses, including the replacement or provision of household goods and furniture, items associated with the needs of the disabled or chronically ill and in exceptional circumstances help with bills. The Trust also makes quarterly payments to those on low incomes in financial need.

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.

Eligibility Checker

Things to consider before you apply

Before applying for a personal grant with Old Enfield Charitable Trust, whether you are applying online or in person, you will need to provide us with supporting evidence as outlined on this checklist, and provide details of you and your family's income and expenditure.

When applying online you will be given the option to upload the documents to our system. Please note that all applications will be deferred until all necessary documents are received. We may also ask to see additional items. If applying in person you may wish to return your documents with your application form. If you are referring someone please phone the office.

  • Evidence of your tenancy eg. a tenancy agreement
  • Evidence of your income eg. benefits letter(s), wage slips, recent bank statement, etc
  • Evidence of any savings you have eg. building society book, etc
  • Evidence of outgoings - bills for gas, electricity, phone, water, council tax, rent, etc
  • Evidence of any current debts eg. a statement from a debtor
  • Photo ID eg. passport or driver's licence
  • Evidence of your residency status (as appropriate) eg. a Home Office letter

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