FAQs 2018-02-02T13:38:58+00:00

HOW TO APPLY

The charities must comply with the terms of their scheme when considering grants. To find out more about the qualifying criteria and making an application, complete our easy-to-use online quiz.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There are strict geographical limits – known as “the area of benefit” – and other criteria, which are outlined on the page relating to educational grants. Complete the eligibility quiz to check if you qualify, before downloading and completing an application form. The map showing the boundaries of the area of benefit, found on the page relating to educational grants, may also help.

Parents can submit applications on behalf of qualifying children of all ages.

There are special provisions for former pupils of the Lady Elizabeth Hastings Schools in Thorp Arch, Collingham or Ledston, who continue to be eligible for educational grants throughout school, college and university, irrespective of whether they are still resident in the area of benefit.

You can apply for a grant at any time. The charity meets to consider applications on a quarterly basis, in early March, June, October and December. Completed application forms should be received by the Clerk to the charities no later than the beginning of the previous month.
If you are enrolled on a college or university course, you may re-apply each year. Applications for ecclesiastical grants must be made via your Archdeacon or Bishop, who will submit your application at least one month prior to the next meeting.
Grant cheques are normally posted out within three weeks of the meeting.

No, but under the terms of the charity deed, individual applicants must be in need of financial assistance.

Educational grants to purchase computers are only given in exceptional circumstances. However, grants to those on college and university courses are generally made without conditions, so you may wish to put the money towards buying a computer.

If you live in the area of benefit outlined on the page relating to educational grants, or your children are present or past pupils of one of the Lady Elizabeth Hastings schools in Collingham, Ledston or Thorp Arch you can apply for assistance towards the cost of such items as school uniforms, school outings, sports equipment and musical instruments, among other things.

If you are applying on behalf of your children, their school will be familiar with the work of the Charity and may be able to help you with the application process to ensure you gain the maximum benefit.

The charity assesses each application on its own merits and makes an appropriate award in the light of available funds. As a result, there are considerable variations in the size of grant awarded. Guidance on likely awards cannot be given in advance of an application.

The charity encourages such applications, which may be considered in co-operation with the organization to which you are apprenticed.

As educational institutions, all schools within the area of benefit qualify for educational grants towards costs that cannot be met by the Local Education Authority.  Schools currently qualifying are those in Burton Salmon, Bardsey, Collingham, Harewood, Ledston, Fairburn, Shadwell and Thorp Arch.

In addition, individual pupils of these schools may qualify for grants if they live in the area of benefit outlined on the page relating to educational grants or if they have at any time  attended one of the Lady Elizabeth Hastings Schools in Collingham, Ledston or Thorp Arch. Pupils who do not live within the area of benefit or did not attend one of the Lady Elizabeth Hastings Schools are not eligible for individual assistance.

There are no secondary schools within the area of benefit, although secondary school pupils who live in the area of benefit may apply. Also, pupils who have at any time attended one of the above Lady Elizabeth Hastings Schools continue to be eligible for individual grants throughout school, college and university, irrespective of whether they are still resident in the area of benefit.

Yes, provided it lies in the area of benefit and fulfils the qualifications outlined on the page relating to educational grants, you may apply for a grant, even if the organization is not a registered charity.
Local scouts & guides, sports clubs, musical societies and similar groups have all benefited in the past.

No. Grants for the relief of need, hardship or distress can only be made to residents of these ecclesiastical parishes.

Grants can only be given for repairs to the following churches:-
All Saints, Ledsham;  All Saints, Thorp Arch; St Oswald, Collingham; St Mary, Howe; St Paul, Shadwell ; St Wilfrid of Ripon, Monk Fryston.
No other churches qualify for assistance.

No. All applications for ecclesiastical grants must be made through your Archdeacon or Bishop, who will submit a list of applications to the charity about four weeks prior to its quarterly meetings in early March, June, October and December. If you are unsure of the identity of your local Archdeacon or Bishop, please contact the Clerk to the charities.

A map showing the boundaries of what is known as “the specified area” is found on the page relating to ecclesiastical grants. If you are still unsure, please check with the Clerk to the charities.

Yes, although you must still fulfil one of the qualifications shown on the page relating to ecclesiastical grants.

Yes. The charity can give ecclesiastical grants to widows, widowers, separated or divorced spouses (so long as they remain unmarried) or other dependents of deceased or living clergy, provided the applicant is resident in the specified area.