The William Williams Charity

One-off grants are available for people in need who live in the three towns of Blandford (postcode area DT11 7 only), Shaftesbury (postcode area DT10 1 and some locations in DT10 2) or Sturminster Newton (postcode area SP7 8).

Normally, you would need to have lived in one of these towns for at least one year to be able to apply.

In the past, the charity has given grants for furniture and white goods.

Last updated on 30 October 2019

Who is eligible?

People in need who live in the three towns of Blandford (postcode area DT11 7 only), Shaftesbury (postcode area DT10 1 & some locations in DT10 2) or Sturminster Newton (postcode area SP7 8).

Normally, you would need to have lived in one of these towns for at least one year to be able to apply.

The Charity is unable to award grants for debt or for rent or mortgage payments.

How to apply?

An intermediary, such as Social Services, Citizen's Advice Bureaux, Healthcare Worker, should contact the charity on your behalf.

The intermediary should write to the charity and include the following details:

  • Name, current address, telephone number and email (if preferred) of the applicant
  • Length of residence in the relevant town. If the applicant has lived there for less than a year, please include previous place of residence as well
  • Some Personal background and details about the person's circumstances
  • Reason for applying
  • Financial circumstances including income and main expenditure and whether or not an applicant is in receipt of benefits. Note: evidence of income will be required.

Please note that a trustee will visit you your home to discuss your application.

Ask any support workers or organisations you are in touch with if they can apply on your behalf. They might be an adviser, housing officer, someone from Citizens Advice or another charity.

If you can't find a suitable professional, contact the charity directly to find out if they can help.

Contact details

Burraton House
5 Burraton Square
Poundbury, Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 3GR
Email: enquiries@williamwilliams.org.uk
Web: http://www.williamwilliams.org.uk/

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