Referral Agency

If you are a Referral Agency ready to make an application on behalf of an individual please contact our Director for a link to our online application form

Email: executivedirector@thebarnesfund.org.uk

Tel: 07484 146 802

Once you have the form you can save the URL into your browser for future use.

This form will firstly check the eligibility of the applicant and then ask you some questions about the reasons for the application.

You can complete part of the form and save it to go back to it later if you do not have all the information available at the beginning.

Please note that most requests for individual grants are considered immediately. However some more complex applications may take longer if they need to be considered by the whole board.

 

Applying for a grant as an individual

to relieve financial hardship

 

These grants can offer a swift response to a situation where people cannot meet every-day financial needs.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications directly from individuals. These grants are made to individuals following a referral from a local agency.

Before you contact one of the agencies listed below, these questions may help you decide if you are eligible to apply

Are you eligible?

You may qualify for help if you live in the catchment area and any of these apply to you:

  • You are on a low wage
  • You receive state benefits
  • You receive help with your rent or council tax
  • You live on a state pension or similar
What can you apply for?

The sorts of things that you can apply for include:

  • Support with utility bills, such as gas, water or electricity
  • Essential household items like carpets, fridge or cooker
  • Furniture
  • School trips or school uniform
  • Food vouchers

Please note that The Barnes Fund can not provide grants for those things that the state will provide

How much can you apply for?
  • The Fund’s policy is to award up to a maximum of £500 in any one year to an individual. This may be in one or more grants.
  • Cumulative grants over three years can be awarded up to a maximum of £1,500.
  • In some circumstances the maximum figure of £500 may be exceeded: for example for carpets. These grants are made at the Trustees’ discretion.
How do you apply via a referral agency?

Below is a list of some of the agencies who can help you, with a link to their website. All of these referees are familiar with our application process. They are here to help you apply, so that we can support you as swiftly as possible.

Successful Applications

When you submit the application form, you will receive an email confirming that the form has been received, along with a copy of the completed form.

Grants are normally dealt with within two to five days of receipt, provided the form is completed correctly.

Funding is normally paid directly to the supplier of the goods or services being provided. It is very unusual for payment to be made directly to the Individual themselves. However if you have compelling reason for this to be the case, please tell us in the application process.

The Fund has a complaints procedure regarding the treatment of any application.

The area of Barnes that the Barnes Fund serves

Do you live in the Barnes Area?

To find out if you live within the eligibility area, please click here to view the map.

Referral Agency

If you are a Referral Agency ready to make an application on behalf of an individual please contact our Director for a link to our online application form

Email: executivedirector@thebarnesfund.org.uk

Tel: 07484 146 802

Once you have the form you can save the URL into your browser for future use.

This form will firstly check the eligibility of the applicant and then ask you some questions about the reasons for the application.

You can complete part of the form and save it to go back to it later if you do not have all the information available at the beginning.

Please note that most requests for individual grants are considered immediately. However some more complex applications may take longer if they need to be considered by the whole board.

 

Your data and how we treat it

Our guiding principles regarding information we collect about you:

  • We only collect the data that we need in order to properly assess and respond to your situation
  • We won’t share or pass your data to anyone, other than your referring agency or where appropriate a supplier to complete a delivery of goods
  • We store your data securely so it cannot be accessed by anyone else
  • We anonymise your data before our trustees review it, so they do not know your name or where you live

The application form includes a request for you to consent to us processing your data.

You can find out more by reading our Privacy Policy HERE.