HOW TO APPLY FOR HELP
Applications to the trustees are considered on a regular basis. Applications MUST be made by and supported by a Social Worker or a sponsor agency such as a Citizen's Advice Bureau or voluntary organisation.
An application form is available upon request; it should be signed by the applicant and returned with a supporting letter. To be eligible for consideration applicants must live within the boundary of the former Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras. Please check the street directory before submitting an application. Applications are considered on a regular basis so may be submitted at all times.
The following organisations may be able to provide you with further advice and information.
Comprehensive Advice Guide
Turn2us is an independent charity that helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other sources.
Housing, Welfare, Health and Education
Advice and information
Housing advice for under 25s
Benefits advice for people with mental health ill health
OUR PURPOSE AND AIMS
Caring the Heart of Camden
The purpose of the Trust is to help residents living in the former Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras when faced with need or sickness and who have nowhere else to turn. The area of benefit lies within the heart of the London Borough of Camden and includes some of the most densely populated parts of the borough, many with high indicators of poverty and need.
The most common request is to help people being re-housed - perhaps after years of living rough, living in a hostel or after leaving an institution. They have no resources or possessions and their new homes are usually cold and bare. We help by making small grants in cash or vouchers to buy furniture, bedding and clothes.
We also receive requests to help young mums and their children, the frail and elderly and those in need of respite. A separate trust, the Camelot Trust, supports holidays for disadvantaged young children.
During the year ending March 2015 the Trust received 120 eligible applications of which 113 were supported. A further 123 grants in the form of vouchers were made as part of our special Christmas/winter allocation to reach the neediest families when the pressure on budgets is most severe. Two applications for school journeys were supported with grants from the Camelot Trust, a separate charity managed by the Trustees. Two more applications from projects whose work complements the aims of the Trust were also supported.
The total value of grants and awards was £33,052 and overall we helped 316 children and 264 adults.