Individual Grants

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Currently, our Individual Grants are only available for residents in Stonewater homes or housing schemes. All applications must be submitted on behalf of a resident by a Stonewater staff member. Stonewater residents should email customers@stonewater.org if they would like to apply. Please don’t contact us directly to make an application as this will only delay the process.

There are times when we all need a little helping hand to either get respite from distressing situations or to help us get ahead. We offer four different types of Individual Grants that are all there to support residents in short term and very practical ways at different times in their lives. We want to support people in meeting essential needs to help avoid making those very difficult choices between heating or eating or having to make damaging financial decisions, such as taking on very high interest debt to buy much needed household items. Individual Grants can also help residents to pursue new education, training and employment opportunities.

At a glance

The four different types of grants are:

  • Crisis Grants: helping people cope with the impact of those very difficult unknown and unexpected situations that arise and need to be responded to.
  • Hardship Grants: helping address known about situations but that can still cause financial hardship.
  • Flooring Grants: supporting residents who meet a very particular set of criteria to create a home environment that is safe to live in.
  • Education, Training & Employment Grants: helping people embrace new education, training and employment opportunities as they look to a brighter future. 

Application process

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At this time, Longleigh’s Individual Grants are only available to residents in Stonewater housing properties/ schemes or those who have signed up for a tenancy with Stonewater but have not yet moved in. If you are not a Stonewater resident, unfortunately, a Longleigh Individual Grant is not available to you at the moment.

Whether you are a resident or a staff member, you can view our full eligibility criteria document to help decide whether an Individual Grant is suitable. Please make sure you read the document thoroughly and carefully as we want to prevent people spending time completing an application if the resident’s situation doesn’t meet the eligibility criteria.

If you are a staff member working with a resident to submit an application and, after reading the criteria document, you have any remaining questions, please do contact us at grants@longleigh.org and we will do our best to help.

If you are the supporting staff member and you and your resident would like to proceed with submitting an application, please click here to complete our online application form on the resident’s behalf.

We can make decisions as quickly as possible only when we’ve received fully completed applications. We assess fully completed Crisis grant applications as and when we receive these. We assess fully completed Hardship and Education, Training & Employment grant applications on a weekly basis.

Interested in Circles of Support?

Exclusively for Stonewater residents, Circles of Support places individuals –  their emotional, mental, physical and economic needs at the centre. Giving individuals the space they need, so they can step forward.

A note about our Individual Grants in the current economic climate

Due to the lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, international trade and the war in Ukraine, there continues to be some restrictions in the availability of products we purchase via our Individual Grants as well as continual changes in the prices of items. This may result in a more limited choice of items for residents if we are to fulfil grants in a timely manner in order to address the challenging situations Individual Grants are there to support residents with. We ask for patience and understanding from residents and supporting staff during this time. 

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