Lochwinnoch Emergency Fund - CLOSED
SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS WE RAPIDLY RECEIVED FOR THIS FUND HAVE USED UP ALL AVAILABLE MONEY AT THIS TIME.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR OTHER WAYS TO HELP.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Lochwinnoch Food Committee has been awarded money for an Emergency Fund.
This is to provide real-time and tangible financial support to those who need it, and cannot access it through other provision. This can be applied to confidentially by anyone who lives in Lochwinnoch. You might require this money to pay a bill, or to fix an appliance, or to purchase an essential item; Whatever your need, we ask that if you’ve explored other options and cannot otherwise cover this cost.
You can apply to us via this link: https://forms.gle/cj6xrBxeqbpPEw2S6.
This money belongs to the community and we hope that those who need it will come forward. We are not means testing financial circumstances and are taking each application on trust. We therefore ask that any applications are for the amount of money you need, no more and no less. We will be asked to provide proof of address.
The fund will provide sums up to £250 which would be paid directly to the applicant. Evidence of best value for money should be detailed, particularly for the purchase of specific items and, ideally, a link to the item proposed; for example a washing machine, with a brief justification of the price range selected.
Applicants must live in Lochwinnoch. Once an application is made it shall be reviewed initially by a single member of the Food Committee who will make a decision. In some cases, an application may be discussed between two members of the Committee. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
Payment will be made directly in to the applicant's bank account and a member of the Food Committee who handled the application will contact the applicant within a week of approval to check how the money has helped.
Not everyone will be able to see this information, so if YOU know anyone who might need this help, PLEASE tell them about it and help them to make contact.
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Awaiting further details from Creative Scotland.