Baron Davenport’s Charity

Twice yearly grants to single ladies in their retirement who live alone in a West Midlands county and no more than 60 miles from Birmingham Town Hall, and are in financial need. Ladies need to have lived there for at least five years.

An individual's savings must be less than £10,000 and their income must be less than £188 a week.

Read the 'Who is eligible?' section for more information.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Applicants must:

  • Be single ladies (widowed, spinster, divorced or separated)
  • Live alone and be in receipt of State Pension and/or Pension Credit
  • Have lived in a West Midlands county and no more than 60 miles from Birmingham Town Hall for at least five years
  • Have an income of less than £188 per week. This includes all pension, earnings, personal independence payments, disability living allowance, or motability car equivalent, attendance allowance and bereavement allowance. Housing benefit, council tax reduction, winter fuel and cold weather payments are not included in the weekly income calculation.
  • Have less than £10,000 in savings
  • Have a bank, building society or post office account in their sole name which can accept BACs payments. Post Office card accounts do not accept BACs payments and therefore cannot be accepted

How to apply?

The Charity prefers ladies to apply online through an organisation, for example Age Concern, Age UK, Citizens Advice or a Neighbourhood Office. Referring organisations will need to register before being able to submit online applications. Read more about how to apply on Baron Davenport's Charity

The decision whether to provide a grant is solely up to the Trustees. 

Contact details

Portman House
5/7 Temple Row West
B2 5NY

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