Main Beneficiaries

People resident in Stoke on Trent who need a holiday but are unable to finance it themselves.

Holidays must be for the purpose of convalescence or recovery, or due to a recent traumatic event.

Criteria

  • Be aged over 18
  • Be resident in Stoke on Trent, or a neighbouring area that identifies more with Stoke on Trent than other areas, such as Kidsgrove, Biddulph or Cheadle
  • Be unable to finance the holiday themselves and are in financial need
  • Need a holiday as part of, recuperation or respite or relief from a recent traumatic event

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General Guidance

  • Single Person for 1 week holiday – £150
  • Single Person for 2 weeks holiday – £300
  • A couple for 1 week holiday – £300
  • A couple for 2 weeks holiday – £600
  • Panel meetings are held quarterly
  • Please allow at least 4 weeks between the date of the panel meeting and the date of the holiday – it is your responsibility to submit an application in good time
  • All applications must be fully completed as specified
  • All applications must be countersigned by a doctor, a nurse or other professional person
  • Financial need will be determined from income and expenditure
  • Awards will not be made to the same person in two consecutive years
  • The holiday must be either booked or reserved
  • No retrospective funding is available, (we will not make awards for holidays or trips that have already been taken)
  • The grant making panel has the discretion to vary these rules in exceptional circumstances
  • The decision of the grant making panel is final

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE DIRECTLY TO THE HOLIDAY COMPANY / HOTEL AND THAT THERE WILL BE NO DIRECT PAYMENTS TO APPLICANTS.  IT IS UNLIKELY THAT AN INDIVIDUAL WOULD BENEFIT FROM AN AWARD IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS

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How To Apply