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

Please contact us on 01785 339540 and we can advise you on how to go about completing the application form.  No applications will be accepted unless contact has first been made with The Community Foundation for Staffordshire.