©2018 St Pancras Welfare Trust     Registered Charity No. 261261

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HOW TO APPLY FOR HELP

Applications to the trustees are considered on a regular basis. Applications MUST be made by and supported by a Social Worker or a sponsor agency such as a Citizen's Advice Bureau or voluntary organisation. 

 

An application form is available upon request; it should be signed by the applicant and returned with a supporting letter.  To be eligible for consideration applicants must live within the boundary of the former Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras. Please check the street directory before submitting an application. Applications are considered on a regular basis so may be submitted at all times.

We ask that you also read our Privacy Policy prior to making an application so that we know you consent to our policy when applying.

REFERRAL AGENCIES

These are some of the agencies with whom we work and who will be pleased to advise you about applying for a grant


London Borough of Camden

Support Organisations

Community Organisations

Voluntary Organisations

Supported Accommodation

Medical agencies

Schools & Colleges

Helping Hands

HELPFUL LINKS

The following organisations may be able to provide you with further advice and information.

National Association of Citizen's Advice Bureaux

Comprehensive Advice Guide


Turn2us

Turn2us is an independent charity that helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other sources.


London Borough of Camden

Housing, Welfare, Health and Education


Age UK

Advice and information


Shelter

Housing advice for under 25s


Disability Rights UK

Advice pages


Family Holiday Association


MIND

Benefits advice for people with mental health ill health


Charity Commission: The Register of Charities

OUR PURPOSE AND AIMS

Caring the Heart of Camden

The purpose of the Trust is to help residents living in the former Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras when faced with need or sickness and who have nowhere else to turn. The area of benefit lies within the heart of the London Borough of Camden and includes some of the most densely populated parts of the borough, many with high indicators of poverty and need. 


The most common request is to help people being re-housed - perhaps after years of living rough, living in a hostel or after leaving an institution.  They have no resources or possessions and their new homes are usually cold and bare. We help by making small grants in cash or vouchers to buy furniture, bedding and clothes. 


We also receive requests to help young mums and their children, the frail and elderly and those in need of respite. A separate trust, the Camelot Trust, supports holidays for disadvantaged young children.


During the year ending March 2015 the Trust received 120 eligible applications of which 113 were supported. A further 123 grants in the form of vouchers were made as part of our special Christmas/winter allocation to reach the neediest families when the pressure on budgets is most severe. Two applications for school journeys were supported with grants from the Camelot Trust, a separate charity managed by the Trustees. Two more applications from projects whose work complements the aims of the Trust were also supported.


The total value of grants and awards was £33,052 and overall we helped 316 children and 264 adults.