Individuals and organisations can apply
People apply directly to us, or an application can be made on a person’s behalf by, for example, a social worker, health provider or school staff member. Organisations can also apply for assistance if they meet our funding criteria.
We are confidential and non-judgemental
Our Trustees work with integrity and confidentiality and they assess every application for evidence of hardship and crisis. All applications must confirm that no WINZ or government support is available.
Monthly meetings to consider new applications
Each month (excluding January) people apply to us for help with a huge range of needs. Our 10 volunteer trustees meet on the first Friday of each month to consider the applications and decide how to distribute funds.
We are practical and independent
At the Fifeshire Foundation we can accept applications for all kinds of things, such as firewood, doctor’s bills, food, fridges, uniforms or car seats. If an application is successful we then make the purchase or pay the bill on people’s behalf, as we do not provide cash grants.