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How to Apply - Information you may need

In this section, you can learn more about how charitable funds work and the support, including grants, that they give to people in financial need.

Information you may need

Before you start to use our Grants Search database, we suggest that you collect together the information that you will need when making an enquiry or application to a charitable fund - for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

A  fund is likely to ask you for the following information:

  • Personal details
  • Occupational history
  • Health condition
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Reason for asking for help
  • Income
  • Savings, investments and other capital
  • Rent or mortgage payments
  • Amount of annual council tax bill is and whether they get any help with it
  • Information about anyone else living with them - spouses, partners, civil partners, dependent children or grown-up children. Are they in employment or on benefits? What is their income?
  • Information on partners

Applying on behalf of a child

As well as information about the child that needs help, the charitable fund will need information about their parents or guardians as listed above.

Last updated: 12 January 2015