Help in Need Trust

Help in Need Trust

Since the 1800s, the Help in Need Trust has been dedicated to extending a helping hand to residents of the Bourton-on-the-Hill parish in times of financial difficulty and hardship. In the current era, marked by the rapid escalation of living costs, their commitment to providing support and aid remains unwavering. The Trust has specific resources exclusively for the benefit of parish residents and they encourage you to reach out if you believe they can be of assistance to you or someone you know within the community.

The Trust stands ready to offer grants to alleviate burdens, without the need for intricate paperwork or formalities.

If you find yourself in need, they can also provide guidance on obtaining other forms of support, such as the North Cotswold Foodbank for essential provisions or accessing advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Please rest assured that any information shared with the Trust is treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your well-being and dignity are their primary concerns and are held in the highest regard.

If you’re experiencing financial hardship, please contact anyone listed below, by phone, by email or in person.

The Trustees

Allen Firth (Clerk to the Trustees): Porch House 01386-700939
Rt Hon The Lord Dulverton
Rev Dana Delap:
Rachel Hudson:  6 Fenhill Close, 07885 708288,
Alexia Monroe:  Redesdale House, 01386 700277,
Anna Stanley: Church House,07977295315,

Examples of Grants

Here are some examples of the things that the Trust has been able to help people with over the last few years:

Help towards the costs of fixing a boiler
Replacement and repair of essential home equipment such as cookers and fridges
Travel costs to hospital and hospital parking
Help with heating costs
Unexpected one-off financial pressures
Specialist equipment for someone with a disability
Course fees and books for someone studying for a professional qualification leading to new employment
Helping with extra costs following a house move