For Artists, Nurses and Gentlewomen

Grants - Eligibility

Who may apply?

The Trustees are able to consider applications for grants from the following people, if they are resident in the UK:

Artists

Painters, potters, sculptors and photographers, not performing artists. The Trustees are always pleased to see photos of the artist's work or a link to the artist's website. NB Art students must be UK citizens.


Nurses

Male or female, e.g. SRN, SEN, health care assistants (with relevant qualifications) or dental nurses in employment or retired, in hardship or with long-term sickness/disability.

Women

Women over 18 years, experiencing hardship.

Applicants must be resident in the UK.

Grants

Donations are made, once only to each individual, for a specific item or purpose. Sometimes the Fund is able to make a contribution to a costly item such as an electric wheelchair or a computer. Applications cannot be considered unless a fully completed form is submitted. A supporting letter from a third party, such as a social worker or tutor, is also required.  Once a grant has been made, no further applications can be considered.

 Assistance has been given for the following:

  • a contribution towards setting up a new home after family breakdown
  • contributions towards wheelchairs in cases of impaired mobility
  • artists’ materials and equipment
  • picture framing for an exhibition

Those who have a better chance of receiving a grant:

  1. give detailed information about their background and specific need, and
  2. apply also to other charities for contributions where sums over £400 are being requested.  In hard times, charities can work together, each providing a small contribution to towards a larger sum.

All applications will be considered on their merits. In our assessment of need we aim to be consistent and fair.

Ineligible applications

Grants cannot be considered for educational fees, nor for recurring expenses such as mortgage repayments, rent, fuel or phone bills, special diets, care home fees, private treatments, medical care, nor to pay off creditors.

If you are not eligible for a grant from us, or you are eligible but would like to apply also to other charities, you may like to follow this link http://www.turn2us.org.uk   Turn 2 Us helps people access the money available to them - through welfare benefits, grants and other financial help.  You can also call them on 0808 802 2000.