Please Note: Due to the high number of applications submitted during November 2018, applications are currently closed. We anticipate re-opening applications end of February/early March 2019. Please come back to this page nearer that time for updates.
If you have an unfinished application you will not be able to access it after this time. If you have not digitally signed your application we cannot accept it due to Data Potection requirements.
Before applying, please read the information on the 'Who can Apply' & 'How we can help' pages, and download and read our guidance notes by clicking on the 'Guidance Notes' tab opposite.
This will help you complete your application and avoid the disappointment of being declined if you do not meet the criteria or, are asking for a grant for something we are not able to help with.
Once you have submitted a completed application, we aim to have a decision for you within 4 weeks of applying, however it can take up to 12 weeks depending on the number of applications received and the types of grants being requested.
If your needs are more urgent, there is a list of charities and organisations that may be able to help you more quickly, on our ‘Useful Links' page.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
There are 2 ways for you to apply:
- You can apply online by clicking the button 'Apply Online' or
- You can download a pdf copy and print it out. Once you have completed it in writing you should then post it to the address below.
Information we need
The questions we ask help us make responsible decisions about how we use CCLT money and the amount of grant we might give you. This means we need you to complete all sections of the application form as fully as you can.
It is important that you provide full details of income and benefits for yourself and anyone living with you, and all your weekly bills and spending.
By also telling us about your time in care, and including the details of two people who are in a position to confirm your circumstances, it will help The Trustees consider your application more quickly.
IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to keep us informed of any change to your contact details. Please read below
If, after several attempts we are unable to contact you by phone, text or email, any time after you have submitted an application, your application will close.
Any applicant that cannot be contacted, or who does not respond to emails, texts, or voice messages from CCLT within 4 weeks of being informed of a grant being agreed by the Trustees, will unfortunately lose the award, unless an extenstion of time has been previously agreed. Also if a grant is not used within 4 weeks of being awarded, it will expire.
CCLT has three Trustees.
- Any two Trustees can authorise grants up to £2000
- All three Trustees must authorise awards over £2000
Trustees can consider awards of up to £3000 specifically in relation to Higher Education or professional course costs.
How long will it take?
We will tell you when we receive your application and aim to give a decision as quickly as possible, preferably within 4 weeks, but it can take up to 12 weeks, depending on the purpose of the grant, your individual circumstances and the number of applications being processed and considered at the time.
Submitting an Application
The fastest way to apply is online by clicking the 'Apply online' button above.
Alternatively postal applications should be sent to:
Maggie Moloney - Trust Manager
The Capstone Care Leavers’ Trust
28 The Green