Signposting - Support for families - WPCC Anniversary Fund - now open for applications!


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Subsection: Signposting - Support for families

WPCC Anniversary Fund - now open for applications!

To mark WPCC's 10th Anniversary, we wanted to set up a fund to provide a little help for parent carers of children and young people with SEND living in Wiltshire. Through activities including a silent auction, a raffle at our Anniversary Afternoon Tea event, and our crowd funding appeal, we raised a total of £1,502.48, thanks to the generosity of over 100 people.

We know that because of their caring commitments, parent carers sometimes have no choice but to give up work to meet the needs of their children; this can have a significant impact on family income and make it very difficult to pay for the simple things (such as clubs, days out and activities for their children to attend). We also know that sometimes, the smallest things can make the biggest difference which is why we set up our Anniversary Fund, so that parent carers who need a little bit of help, for instance a small contribution towards the cost of a much needed family holiday, a piece of specialist equipment, or a little help with the cost of a day out as a family, can access the little bit of financial help that might make a huge difference.

The WPCC is delighted to announce that our Anniversary Fund is now open for applications!

Applications are welcomed from any parent carer living in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon), registered with the WPCC. Applications will be considered on a first come first served basis, on the understanding that the fund is limited and will close once the available funds raised are depleted. Applications will be considered for amounts up to £75, and as the aims of the fund are to support need where other grants or benefits are unable to meet the identified need, applications must evidence reasonable exploration of other sources of funding and/or benefits.

Full details about the WPCC Anniversary Fund including who can apply and how to apply can be found in the attached WPCC Anniversary Grant-Making Policy. Please click here if you would like a Word document version of the application form.