The Thomas Bromwich Charity

The Charity provides one-off grants to those who find themselves in need or struggling financially who live in Handsworth, Great Barr, and Perry Barr.

Grants are available to help with:

  • Living expenses
  • Repair or replacement of appliances
  • Help with small debts
  • Emergency payments for those with no recourse to public funds
  • A range of other needs.

Last updated on 21 July 2021

Who is eligible?

Applicants must live within the following postcode areas to be eligible: Only those parts of B6, B18, B19, B20, and B21 which are in Handsworth (Newtown, Hockley and Ladywood do not come under the charity's auspices), B42, B43, B44 and some parts of B66, B74, WS5 and WS9.

That is anyone who lives in:

  • Handsworth (the ecclesiastical parishes of St Mary, St Andrew, St James, St Michael, St Peter and the Holy Trinity, Birchfield and St Paul & St Silas Lozells
  • Great Barr (that is: the ecclesiastical parish of St Margaret), plus all B43 residents including the parishes of St Bernard Hamstead and St Paul Hamstead
  • Perry Barr (that is, the ecclesiastical parishes of St John the Evangelist, Perry Barr, St Luke, Kingstanding, St Mark, Kingstanding and St Matthew's Perry Beeches).

What the charity doesn't fund

The charity does not give grants for university or school fees and expenses. However we will sometimes help with other related expenses for those who are in financial need.

How to apply?

Individuals can only apply directly if they have a professional sponsor, or intermediary organisations, such as social services, who can apply on their behalf. If an individual applies directly, their application must be supported by a professional sponsor who can vouch for their situation, both financially and geographically.  GP, case worker, social worker, health visitor or similar professionals are acceptable sponsors.

Email: or telephone the charity on: 07746 387741 to request an application form and include your full postcode in the request in order to receive the correct application form.

Contact details

Church Road
Perry Barr
B42 2LB

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