IMPORTANT NOTICE: This website will be undergoing major refurbishment from the morning of Friday 12 July 2019 until the afternoon of Friday 2 August 2019. During this time the office will be closed and unable to administrate the payment of Grants for beneficiaries; please contact us before 12 July or after 15 August.
If you are awarded a Grant, you will be informed of the amount, which may be anything up to the full sum you requested. It will be available to you from the date specified (which will usually be a month after the decision) and for six months following that date. If it has not been used by then, it will be withdrawn.
Beneficiaries are reminded that a Grant must be used to cover one single visit, not a series of stays.
Once you have decided where and when you wish to make use of this money, you should make a booking at the place of residence. The Trust will pay up to the daily maximum for the number of days you have been awarded. If the cost of your stay is below the daily maximum, the surplus may not be retained for other use. If the cost is above the daily minimum, you will be required to pay the balance.
If you are planning to stay at Hawkwood College, email the dates of your agreed booking to the Trust and we shall pay the Grant directly to Hawkwood at the time of your stay, leaving you to pay the balance of the bill, which will be £25 (plus any extras). Please note, however, that the booking itself must be made with Hawkwood College directly.
If you are planning to stay elsewhere, we shall need to contact the place of residence in advance to make the necessary arrangements for payment. For this reason, we ask you to give us at least six weeks’ notice of all the details. We shall need the name and email address of the place, and the dates of your stay. This is to allow us time to contact them and set up instructions to pay the Grant directly at the time of your stay, leaving you to pay the balance of the bill. Please send an email with all the details.
Please note that the Trust will not pay deposits, nor make any payments whatsoever in advance of a stay. It will not reimburse any payments which you make, but will only pay the agreed Grant allocation 1] to the place where you are staying, and 2] on the day of your arrival. And the Trust will only pay towards the accommodation and food costs of your final bill at that place.
Please also note that VAT will not be added to the Grant and will need to be included in the total bill if charged.
You will not be able to make a subsequent Application until the first Grant has been used and a Report sent on your stay - please see the notes under the PROCESS tab.
The website is currently open for Applications; please see the News Page for further details. Please also note that the only email address now functioning is firstname.lastname@example.org which may also be accessed via this website.
You are strongly advised to read the NOTES before making a Submission, Application or Report.
PLEASE NOTE: The Trust's website, including the Application Forms, is about to be updated. It will not be possible to make an Eligibility Submission or a Grant Application between 12th July and 5th August. The deadline for new Applications is 31st August.