The Whittington and Fisherwick Fund

(a part of our portfolio of funds for the Lichfield district)

Main Beneficiaries

People resident in the parish of Whittington & Fisherwick, who are either in financial need, or who have contributed something to village life

The Whittington Poor Fund was a charity that used to make awards to people and organisations who were based in Whittington.  However, as is often the case, the administration of this fund increased greatly, particularly with regards to the new reporting procedures and requirements of the Charity Commission.  This can often become arduous, and so in late 2016 the decision was taken by the trustees of the Poor Fund to transfer it to The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, after consultation with the Charity Commission.  At the time of transfer to The Community Foundation it was decided to widen the area of benefit, so that the fund could support people across the whole parish of Whittington and Fisherwick.  In light of this, the fund was renamed the Whittington & Fisherwick Fund.

The remit would remain the same, that being to improve the quality of life for village residents, either individually or as a whole, and to support people who were in financial hardship, or where they had contributed something to village life.  We will also consider emergency applications, where unforeseen circumstances are causing particular difficulties, (such as the need to replace white goods or emergency heating or plumbing situations).

The fund is administered by The Community Foundation as part of its portfolio of funds which can only benefit areas within the Lichfield district.  This means that the Whittington & Fisherwick Fund will only be used to benefit people in the parish.

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Criteria

  • Be resident in Whittington or Fisherwick
  • Be in financial need OR
  • Have contributed something to village life

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General Information

  • Grants are available as either £100 in one payment per annum or 2 payments of £50
  • Only one application per annum needs to be made
  • On the application form you will need to demonstrate that you are in financial hardship OR that you have contributed something to village life, either by volunteering, or education or employment
  • Payments will only be made by BACS directly into your bank account

 

How to apply

Applications to the fund are open year round, and so people can apply at any time, by filling in the application form and returning it to The Community Foundation.

All information given on the application form is confidential, but will be used to help make decisions about how to best ensure that people benefit.

Decisions on applications are made by a panel of 5 people twice a year, usually in June and December.

In order to apply please download an application form by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the fund, please contact The Community Foundation on 01785 339540.