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Vicar's Relief Fund (VRF) partners with Glasspool

Vicar's Relief Fund (VRF) partners with Glasspool

Vicar's Relief Fund (VRF) partners with Glasspool

Monday, September 25, 2017

St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity is partnering with Glasspool Charity Trust, to launch a 1 month pilot to provide household goods, starting on Monday 2 October.

Glasspool Charity Trust specialise in providing timely, small, one-off grants to individuals and families in need of financial support for everyday items to help them set up or remain in their home. Our partnership with Glasspool will enable us to offer a top-up grant for household goods where we have awarded a VRF grant for a deposit.

In October, frontline workers applying to the VRF for a deposit for their client to access independent or supported accommodation, under the accessing accommodation category, will also be able to apply for an additional top-up grant of £250 to fund household goods.

The household goods provided under the pilot scheme are:
• cooker, mini oven, microwave,
• washing machine,
• fridge, freezer or fridge-freezer, and
• bed/bedding.

Where there is a health or a disability need, or a mobility issue,
• tumble-dryer, washer-dryer or dishwasher, and
• carpeting/flooring
will also be considered.  

From Monday 2 October, our standard online grant application form will include additional options for those wishing to apply for a top-up household goods grant (funded by Glasspool) when they are applying to the VRF for a deposit for independent or supported accommodation. The top-up grant for household goods will only be available as part of a joint application.

The Glasspool pilot will run for 1 month, throughout October, after which an evaluation will be undertaken to determine whether it will continue.


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