Grants are made to people of limited means who are either recovering from illness or trauma. Grants are also made to carers.
Grants cannot be made for the purchase of equipment, capital goods or debt relief.
Grants cannot be paid directly to the person for whom the grant is made.
The Trust gives thanks that it was able to meet the increased demand (21%) for grants during the recession. In order to continue to provide for those in need in the forthcoming year, new interim guidelines shall apply to all applications; ie: Breaks outside of the UK, or those where funding for convalescent/carers breaks is part of an applying organisation's remit will not be considered. We will also no longer award grants to the same individuals on a three yearly basis.
Please Note: Clients/Applicants themselves cannot apply directly to the fund.
Application for a grant needs to be made on behalf of the client by a professional in the Statutory or Voluntary sector, working with the individual / family.
An Application Form needs to be printed off, completed and posted to Mrs. Joan Taffs, The Grants Officer at 4 Kenn Road, Clevedon, BS21 6EL along with a letter giving any useful additional information.
Current office hours Oct-Mar are Mondays 9-12:30 & 1:30-5, Tuesdays 9-12:30 & Thursdays 1:30-5.
If the Grants Officer hasn't met with the person making the referral, an appointment will be made for Joan to come out and visit him or her at their place of work. Subsequent referrals do not normally require a visit, with any queries being dealt with by telephone.
The majority of grants are made to people living in the south west but people living further afield will be considered.
Once the required information and background has been obtained; if the application meets the Charity's criteria, and there are sufficient funds available, the Trustees will meet to decide if a grant is to be made.
The person making the referral will then be advised of the outcome by letter. A receipt requiring signature and return is enclosed with each cheque.
Click here to download the grant application form in PDF format (Print out and complete by hand)
Or click here to fill in the form on-screen (Form should be printed out and posted)
A Christian gospel booklet is sent out to people receiving a grant unless there is a specific request to the contrary.
The Trustees appreciate receiving feedback concerning the outcome from the use of the grant.
All information supplied will be held securely according to the principles of the Data Protection Act 1988. We will use the data that you provide to create an electronic and paper record, to assess grant entitlement and process the application, to enable the Forbes Fund to compile statistics, or to assist other organisations to do so. We do not sell data or permit publication of content that may identify any individual. All data retained is only as is necessary to meet our legal obligations and discharge the Charities purposes.