The Charity provides a regular income for people in financial need who are suffering from severe or incurable illness/disability and for people convalescing from such illness, whilst continuing to live in their own home. The support may be of a financial nature or for help in providing convalescent holidays.

Who may apply?

Any individual living within the geographical areas of Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Craven District of North Yorkshire, High Peak Derbyshire, Macclesfield and Warrington in Cheshire and the Calderdale District of West Yorkshire. On occasions the Charity will also provide funding to other Charities within the same geographical areas, working in support of a similar clientele via matched provision.

Who do we support?

  • People on low income and living with a permanent severe illness/disability
  • People on low income recuperating from a serious illness
  • People in need of a convalescent holiday within the UK
  • People requiring specific items of equipment relating to their illness/disability

What do we not support?

  • Carers salaries/expenses
  • Trustees will not fund purchases retrospectively
  • Convalescent holidays outside of UK

Completing the Application Form

  • Ensure ALL sections of the paperwork are completed. Any incomplete form will be returned, without being processed.
  • Ensure that the medical forms are completed and signed by a Doctor or Medical Professional. The form must also be rubber stamped by the signatory.
  • Ensure that the financial form is signed by a professional independent person (eg a support worker) who is familiar with your financial circumstances. Ensure that all figures provided are EITHER weekly or monthly. Forms showing muddled/mixed figures will be returned, without being processed.
  • Any discrepancies in your financial statement could result in a rejected request so please ensure all details are accurate.

What Happens Next

  • Check the application forms are complete and then send them to:
    The Secretary, Barnes Cotton Districts, C/o Azets, St Crispin House, St Crispin Way, Haslingden, BB4 4PW. There is no requirement to return these Guidelines.
  • All information contained in your application is treated as confidential. However, it should be pointed out that the information will be shared electronically with all the Trustees.
  • Please note the Trustees’ decision is final. No discussions/correspondence will be entered into regarding individual decisions.

Please submit applications only by post at the following address:

The Secretary
Barnes Cotton Districts Charity
c/o Azets
St Crispin House
St Crispin Way
BB4 4PW.