Baron Davenport’s Charity - emergency grants

The charity gives emergency grants for single ladies who live alone, or only live with their children. The charity also gives grants to children and young adults under the age of 25 who don't have fathers.

Grants are given mainly to help purchase an essential household item, such as a cooker or fridge, bed or bedding, essential furniture or carpets or flooring.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept applications directly from individuals. Online applications must be made by a support worker who is part of an organisation that is supporting the lady or children, such as charities, health care and advice services, tenancy support, education services, NHS and primary care trusts.

The organisation must also be able to administer and supervise the grant. Applications are not accepted from metropolitan districts, unitary authorities, county councils or district councils.

Last updated on 23 September 2019

Who is eligible?

  • Single ladies who live alone, or only live with their children

and

  • Fatherless children and young adults who are under 25 years old and live alone

Applicants must live in a West Midlands county and no more than 60 miles from Birmingham Town Hall and be in financial need. Applicants must be able to provide evidence that they have exhausted all possible support from public funds. 

Applicants must not have received an emergency grant from the charity in the last five years.

What the charity can help with

  • White goods
  • Children's beds and bedding
  • Applicant's single bed and bedding
  • Baby equipment
  • Essential kitchen equipment
  • Essential furniture
  • Carpets and flooring

What we can't help with

  • Anything that is the responsibility of statutory sources, such as the Local Authority
  • General living costs
  • Fuel, utility bills, council tax or rent
  • Household repairs
  • House clearance costs or relocation costs
  • Payment of loans, debts or rent deposits
  • Childcare, child-minding or after school activities
  • Double beds
  • Children’s presents
  • Computers, laptops, tablets or televisions or DVD players
  • Travel costs or driving lessons
  • Funeral costs
  • Course costs or scholarships

How to apply?

We do not accept applications directly from individuals.

Online applications must be completed by a support worker who is part of an organisation that is supporting the lady or children and is capable of assessing their needs. The organisation must also be able to administer and supervise the grant on the charity's behalf. Organisations can register and apply on Baron Davenport Charity's website

We can accept applications from a wide variety of organisations including charitable organisations, health care and advice services, tenancy support, education services, NHS and primary care trusts. Applications are not accepted from metropolitan districts, unitary authorities, county councils or district councils.

Applications may take 2 - 4 weeks to be assessed. The decision to provide a grant is solely up to the Trustees of the Charity.

Contact details

Portman House
5/7 Temple Row West
Birmingham
B2 5NY
Email: enquiries@barondavenportscharity.org
Web: http://www.barondavenportscharity.org

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