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Charities

Applications for any of the charities are available to download below. However, please note we can only accept applications by post or email as both the First Stop Shop and Council House are currently closed. Any applications submitted via post may not be acknowledged until such time that the offices re-open.

All applications must include relevant income and expenditure evidence.

If you have any queries relating to any of the council's charities please contact us by email.

What help is on offer?

The Democratic Services Team are responsible for administering a number of local charities. These are independent of the council and all differ in the type of assistance offered, which ranges from helping with the costs of education (such as fees, equipment and school uniforms) through to assisting residents by providing other household items and appliances they otherwise would not be able to afford.

Further details on each of the charities are listed below along with an overview of the assistance available. Please use the information to identify which charity would best meet your needs. 

For all of the charities below it is necessary for an application form to be completed and returned.  You can use the links below to download a form or use the contact infromation to request that one be posted to you. It is important that you explain on your application form what help you require and the reasons why you need this help. This information will then be used by Charity Trustees to decide whether or not to assist you. Please consider submitting additional evidence to substantiate your application.

Finally, please note that each charity receives many applications and, due to limited financial resources, it is not possible to help every applicant. 

Charities are listed in alphabetical order.

Blanch Woollaston

What does it offer?

The Blanch Woollaston Charity is able to help to assist with any matter that promotes the education of individuals. It is also able to help with clothing such as school uniform or any other outfits or professional clothing that enables a young person to enter or engage in any profession, trade, occupation or service.

Am I eligible to apply?

You, or the person you are applying on behalf of, needs to under the age of 21 and a resident in the Borough of Walsall.

How do I apply?

Please fill in the online application form.

Further information 

The charity meets twice a year. Usually in the summer (typically July/August) and autumn (typically November/December).

For further information on the Charity including its Trustees, finances and other useful information please view the 

Blanch Woollaston information on the Charity Commission website.

C.C. Walker

What does it offer?

The C.C. Walker Charity provides grants towards the advancement of education or benefit of children and young people. This includes financial assistance towards tuition fees and other course costs as well as school uniforms.

Am I eligible to apply?

You, or the person you are applying on behalf of, needs to be under the age of 25 and live or study in the borough of Walsall. The Charity has a preference for those applicants where one (or both) of the applicants parents is deceased and either (a) was born in the in borough of Walsall AND/OR (b) if a parent or surviving parents have lived in the borough of Walsall at any time since the birth of the young person applying.

How do I apply?

Please fill in the online application form.

Further information 

The Charity meets no less than twice each year.

For further information on the Charity including its Trustees, finances and other useful information please view the 

C.C. Walker Charity information on the Charity Commission website.

Fishley

What does in offer?

The Fishley Charity can provide financial assistance to support the education of local young people. This includes items such as tuition fees, specialist equipment, books, clothing and field trips. Any other costs related to a young person’s education can be considered so long as it is supported by a member of teaching staff.

Am I eligible to apply?

You, or the person you are applying on behalf of, needs to be under the age of 25 and live or study in the Borough of Walsall.

How do I apply?

There are different application processes depending on the type of assistance you require. These are explained below.

If you are an individual seeking support with, for example, course fees, books or other education related items then please fill in the Fishley Charity (Individual) application form.

If you are a member of staff at an educational establishment wishing to apply for funding towards a field trip or educational visit please fill in the Fishley Charity (School) application form.

If you are a parent or student wishing to apply for assistance with the cost of field trip or educational visit then please contact the educational establishment arranging the trip in the first instance as the educational establishment is required to initiate the funding application.

For any further information or guidance please call 01922 654764.

Further information

The Charity meets no less than twice each year.

For further information on the Charity including its Trustees, finances and other useful information please view the Fishley Charity information on the Charity Commission website.

Walsall Wood

What does it offer?

The Walsall Wood Allotments Charity exists to relieve local people who are in need, hardship or distress. This broad remit means that the Charity can consider requests for financial assistance for a wide variety of support so long as the benefit to the applicant can be demonstrated. Typical awards are for clothing (including school uniforms) and footwear or household goods such as white goods and furniture.

Am I eligible to apply?

You need to be a resident in the Borough of Walsall.

How do I apply?

Please fill in the online application form.

Further information

Please consider submitting additional evidence that verifies your personal circumstances such as proof of income (for example wage slips, benefits letters or bank statements) or letters of support from professional people who are familiar with your case. You do not have to provide this evidence but it may benefit your application if you choose to do so.

The Charity meets approximately four times a year.

For further information on the Charity including its Trustees, finances and other useful information please view the Walsall Wood Charity information on the Charity Commission website.

WJ Croft

What does it offer?

The WJ Croft Charity can provide financial assistance to relieve local people who are in hardship, need or distress. Typical awards are for clothing (including school uniforms) and footwear or household goods such as white goods and furniture.

Am I eligible to apply?

You need to be a resident in the Borough of Walsall.

How do I apply?

Please fill in the online application form.

Further information

The Charity meets twice a year. Usually in the summer (typically July/August) and autumn (typically November/December).

For further information on the Charity including its Trustees, finances and other useful information please view W.J. Croft Charity information on the Charity Commission website.

Contact us

Democratic Services
Council House
Lichfield Street
Walsall
WS1 1TW

Telephone 01922 654765
Contact us by email.