The Bishop Stamer Fund will award small grants, usually up to £500, to individuals who may need extra help or support. Any applicant must be at least 50 years old in order to be considered, but there is a preference towards people who are both elderly and infirm.
The fund is available to people resident in North Staffordshire.
About grants for individuals from the Bishop Stamer Fund
Funding can be used to help people or their carers with a specific cost, and is usually award to pay for an item of equipment that may make their life easier, or to provide specific facilities. These facilities should not normally be available through another source, or there should be a waiting list where a delay would cause hardship.
These grants are to be considered a one off grant and should be for items of equipment and not to pay for general nursing provision or care. Grants may also be made to organisations who will make small value purchases, to help individuals.
Some examples of items that may be funded could include a wheelchair, a new bed, grab rails or easy to use taps.
What We Will Fund
Who We Will Support
We will support people who meet the following criteria;
- Older people (those aged 50+)
- Disabled people
- Resident in Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme or the Staffordshire Moorlands
What you can apply for
Small pieces of equipment that may make your life easier, such as grab rails, wheelchair ramps, or easy grip taps.
This equipment should not be available from statutory sources.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FINANCIAL AWARD WILL BE MADE FROM THIS FUND. THE ITEM OF EQUIPMENT WILL BE PURCHASED FOR YOU AND DELIVERED TO YOU.
Closing Dates & Submission Deadlines
The following dates are submission dates and panel dates for 2019.
- Applications submitted before 24th February 2019 will go to the panel on 6th March 2019
- Applications submitted after 24th February 2019, but before 14th July 2019 will go to the panel on 31st July 2019
- Applications submitted after 14th July 2019 will go to the panel in January 2020