During these tough times, it was great to receive an email this week from the Greenwich Charity Of William Hatcliffe And The Misses Smith which offered some practical help.
The Greenwich Hatcliffe Charity offers grants to Greenwich Borough residents who are over the age of 55.
The Charity wrote to local Councillors saying: “Many vulnerable people are looking to shop on-line but lack an easy way to do so. We are able to help with the purchase of laptops, PC’s, and tablets/iPads to help. We could even make a contribution to the set-up cost of installing internet access. (Though we won’t fund ongoing, monthly subscription costs)
It is our mission to help the older residents of Greenwich to remain living safely and comfortably in their homes for as long as possible. Our small grants of up to £600 are for things that will help accomplish that and which are not supposed to be provided by any government agencies.
We do expect applicants to contribute at least ten percent of the costs, and we are happy to provide up to our limit as a contribution to more expensive items, such as stair lifts, double glazing, or one-off house or garden clearances.”
If you would like to apply for a grant, please contact me for further details as I can provide links to the right people.
Further details can be found on this flyer: GrantMakingFlyer Hatcliffe
Please do circulate this post to anyone you think might be interested in applying for a grant.