The John Goore Fund has been set up to provide support to local residents of Lydiate.
What is the focus of the fund:
- Individuals who reside in the Lydiate area and who are entering or continuing with higher education or training, which also includes vocational training. Adults who may need to re-train perhaps after a period of unemployment or redundancy are welcome to apply for a grant to help them gain new skills which will assist them in gaining new employment.
- Individuals who are substantial carers for another individual.
- Individuals who consider themselves disadvantaged, due to disabilities or physical/ mental health issues, and who reside in the Lydiate area.
- Voluntary/community groups undertaking projects that benefit Lydiate and its residents and local groups providing education and training to those classed as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
£1,000 to individuals, £250 for carers, £500 to those who are disadvantaged and groups providing education and training can apply for up to £1,000 providing no more than £250 is allocated to each beneficiary and other groups can apply for up to £500
Which areas are covered:
Examples of what can be funded:
- Books to aid study
- Travel to and from your place of study – including a student bus pass
- Study aids - including stationary
- Short courses
- Apprenticeship costs
- Interview costs including suitable clothing
- Equipment such as musical instruments for extra curricular study
- Respite activities and any costs associated with ensuring those cared for are supported during respite activities (where possible activities should occur within Lydiate or surrounding area)
- Bus passes and travel expenses for carers
- Support towards any additional costs of living incurred as a direct result of being a carer.
- Small home improvements
- Travel to community activities and facilities
- Activities that support the establishment and development of local community groups aimed at supporting those facing disadvantages
- Items or activities which clearly demonstrate the alleviation of disadvantages faced due to disabilities or physical/ mental health issues.
Voluntary or Community group
- Equipment for local groups
- Environmental improvements in the local area
- Local community events
- Items or activities which clearly demonstrate the advancement of further education or training
- Cost towards relevant accreditations
Documents which need to be included with your application if you are an individual applying (if you are a group applying the document list is in the apply section):
1. Proof of residence is required to be sent with your application for all of the funds (a copy of a utility bill/ driving licence or other similar document stating your home address will suffice)
2. A copy of a recent bank statement (if you do not have your own bank account, the name and address of a person over 18 years of age, who has a bank account and is willing to receive payment on your behalf)
3. A Letter of Acceptance/support from one of the following:
- Higher Education establishment
- Education Provider
- Course Provider
- Sports Institution