We have now reached the maximum number of applications we are able to currently accept, and applications are now closed until further notice. You can therefore no longer submit an online application or, print off an application form for posting.
If you have already started an online application, but not yet completed it, unfortunately you will not be able to access the form while applications are closed, however, you will be able to do so when we re-open, so please remember your password in order to access the existing form should you wish to return to it.
We have recently also upgraded our online application process, which has presented some technical challenges, which we are also currently working on, for when we re-open.
Unfortunately we cannot give a specific re-open date at this time, but please visit our website for updates over the coming weeks.
If your needs are more urgent, there is a list of other charities and organisations that may be able to help you, on our ‘Useful Links ‘page.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
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.
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.
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 fees.
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