Policy

  • Grants made by Wantok Support will be directed towards implementing the objectives of the charity.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a supporting reference from a reasonable referee (via religious leader, teacher, lawyer, doctor or such authority as the trustees deem reasonable) or an approved referring agency.
  • Each request for a grant must be made on a separate official application form.
  • The fully completed application form and supporting documentation must be sent to the chairperson.
  • You may receive letters, telephone calls, emails or personal visits as part of our assessment process.
  • Trustees will meet together to discuss the application and normally, applicants will be notified within 5 working days of the trustees receiving the application.
  • Please note that the decision of the trustees on your application is final.
  • Grants are limited to a maximum of £250.
  • If you receive an award, you cannot apply again to us for another 2 years, but if you do not receive an award, you can apply again after 6 months.

Wantok Support does NOT make grants for any of the following:

  • Fines for criminal offences.
  • Debts to central or local government e.g. tax and national insurance.
  • Business debts.
  • Gifts (such as toys for birthdays, Christmas or other festivals).
  • Catalogues, credit cards, personal loans and other forms of non-secured loans.
  • Private education or training needs.
  • Bankruptcy and Debit Relief Order.
  • Deposits to secure accommodation, including rent arrears.
  • Holidays and respite care.
  • Over payments of benefits.
  • Funeral expenses or travel costs to funerals.