Grants to Individuals

The charity is able to consider grants to residents of Lapworth, of limited financial means, to assist with the following: Social care expenses, education and training, travel costs to and from hospital and rehabilitation.

Academic Grants
The Lapworth Charity makes Academic Grants, currently up to £850 per annum, to students whose home address is within ‘the ancient parish’ of Lapworth. These grants are given to assist students with costs for accommodation, books, computer equipment and travel for study at College and University. (Expenses funded by the Government Loan Scheme are not eligible).
An academic grant application form is available here.

Bus Passes
When Warwickshire County Council decided to no longer fund transport to and from school/college for students aged 16-19 years old, the Trustees of the Lapworth Charity agreed to provide grants for students where the household income is below the HMRC Child Benefit tax threshold of £50,000. The Grants cover up to 50% of the cost of the County Council Bus pass. To be eligible, applicants have to live in the ancient parish of Lapworth and are required to enclose a copy of their Bus Pass as proof of payment, when submitting their application to the Secretary/Administrator.
More application guidance is available here.

Chiropody Services
The Lapworth Charity makes grants to cover 50% of Chiropody costs for individuals who require non-NHS treatment, are in receipt of a State Pension with a total income below the HMRC threshold for payment of income tax.
A chiropody services application form is available here.

Winter Fuel Payments
One of the original benefactors of the Lapworth Charity was paper merchant Mr Henry Billing who was born at The Boot Inn in 1833, later moving to Catesby House. Upon his death in 1912, Mr Billing bequeathed £500 to be distributed by the Trustees of the Lapworth Charity Estates by way of blankets and coal for ‘the deserving poor of the parish, irrespective of creed’.

Today the Charity continues to honour the wishes of Henry Billing by providing a financial contribution, currently £250 per annum, towards winter fuel costs. Grants are payable to Lapworth residents of retirement age whose total income is below the HMRC threshold for payment of income tax. Eligible residents receive a payment in December of each year.
A winter fuel application form is available here.

Other grants are considered by the Charity on an individual basis and previous examples include grants for dyslexia support, special educational needs tuition and medical costs not funded by the statutory services.

For more information on any of these grants, please contact the Secretary/Administrator or use the forms provided.

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