Applications are now closed
If you have an unfinished application, you will not be able to access, or submit it until we re-open submissions. We currently aim to re-open applications in August 2019.
If you do not digitally signed your application it cannot be accepted 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.
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.
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.
If an applicant cannot be contacted, or if a grant is not used within 4 weeks of being offered, it will expire and be withdrawn, unless an extenstion of time has been previously agreed.
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?
When submitting a completed online application, you will receive a confirmation message that it has been submitted.
We then aim to contact you within 4 -6 weeks of applying, and give a decision as quickly as possible, however it can take up to 12 weeks for a decision, depending on the purpose of the grant, your individual circumstances and the number of applications being processed and considered at the time.
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.
Submitting an Application
There are 2 ways for you to apply:
The fastest way to apply is online by clicking the 'Apply online' button above.
Alternatively you can print off a pdf copy of the application form to complete by hand and post it to:
Maggie Moloney - Trust Manager
The Capstone Care Leavers’ Trust
28 The Green
Note: postal applications will not be considered if posted after the close date.