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Charities

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 differ in the type of assistance offered, explained in the table below. Please use this information to identify which charity or charities would best meet your needs before making an application. 

Charity name Types of assistance Next meeting
Blanch Woollaston School uniform and educational resources Not yet scheduled
C.C Walker School uniform and educational resources 8 March 2023
Fishley School trips and educational resources (not school uniform)

29 November 2022

14 March 2023

Walsall Wood allotments School uniform, white goods, furniture and clothing

2 March 2023

18 May 2023

WJ Croft School uniform, white goods, furniture and clothing Not yet scheduled

 

None of the charities are able to assist with paying bills or general household expenses such as gas, electric, council tax or rent. You can find out more about support available with the cost of living in our benefits and cost of living support section. If you are looking for other types of assistance or are unsure if you will be eligible please contact us. 

Making an application

You must complete an application form and provide evidence of your financial circumstances, ideally in the form of bank statements. This information will then be used by Charity Trustees at their next meeting to decide whether or not to assist you. 

You can apply online by following one of the below links or you can request a paper form by calling or emailing us.

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 be:

  • under the age of 21
  • a resident in the Borough of Walsall

How do I apply?

Please fill in the online application form below. 

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.

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
  • 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 below. 

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.

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 below. 

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 below. 

If you are a parent or student wishing to apply for assistance with the cost of field trip or educational visit, 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.

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 below. 

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.

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 below. 

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.

Each charity receives many applications and, due to limited financial resources, it is unfortunately not possible to help every applicant. You will be informed of the outcome of your application as soon as possible after the meeting has taken place.

Further Information

Visit The Charity Commission for further information on all of the charities, including their trustees and finances.  

Contact us

Democratic Services

Council House

Lichfield Street

Walsall

WS1 1TW

Telephone 01922 654765

Contact us by email.

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