Our small grants are used to pay for things such as household appliances, school educational trips, furniture, clothing and school uniforms. The team aims to make a decision on applications within two weeks provided all relevant paperwork is supplied by the applicant.
If you are a health professional, social worker, or voluntary organisation, you can also help us find local people who need the support of our grants programme by making referrals to us.
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to apply for a Small Grant, please read the information below.
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"I am a single mother with a three year old child, living only on benefits.
Living on benefits is not easy and if one month you have extra expenses it becomes impossible. At the end of the summer we faced a very difficult situation. Not only did we not have money but we lacked food as well.
I knew I needed help. Someone recommended I contact Wimbledon Guild. I was desperate, we did not have enough food even for my child...But still it took me two days to finally make a call. I thought I was going to be treated as someone worse, but the reality was completely different. The team at Wimbledon Guild treated us as the most important people in the world...On the same day we received financial aid and food. And something more... :-)
I also desperately needed of a bed for my child, who in spite of being three years old still shared one with me. I could not manage to buy it for him with our low income. Although I was ashamed of asking for it ... I did. I thought; for my child...
And the dream came true...Thanks to Wimbledon Guild and the lovely people who work there today my child is proudly sleeping in his own bed...
Wimbledon Guild also taught me a valuable lesson: it is not a bad thing to have problems and to be 'down'. It is more important to find in yourself the strength and courage to call for help and let others help you get back on track...
For us Christmas came early this year;-)
Thank you to the team at Wimbledon Guild."
*The names used in our case studies have been changed to protect confidentiality
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