St Ives

Community Fund

Please give your correct address and details of your difficulties. Failure to do either of these things may prevent us from offering you help. No personal information will be shared with any other person or organisation, unless it is agreed by yourself in order to give you more help. Other information will be kept to share with donors and statutory bodies to demonstrate our activity and evidence of local need. For more detailed information on our commitment to confidentiality please see the addendum at the end of this document.

Individual Support Grant Application

All details collected here will be shared with the trustees of the St Ives Community Fund (Charity No. 1174485) so that a decision can be made on your application. Once completed your personal details will be kept confidentially on a database only accessible by the Trustees and to satisfy any legal requirements of the charity.

Times are very hard for many of us in the town. If you need help urgently, we want to support you. To do this we need details of your difficulties and information from someone who is supporting you, such as the food bank, church, social worker, community worker or someone similar.

St Ives Community Fund provides grants to people who are faced with financial hardship. We respond very rapidly so that we can give help when it is most needed. In order to do this the fund works in partnership with other people who are offering support in the local area, for instance the food bank, surgery, faith organisations, family support workers and housing officers. We welcome applications submitted by these organisations on behalf of the people they support. We are also very happy to accept applications directly from individual people, if they have the written support of another agency.

We are not able to accept applications which are not supported by one of our partner organisations (as listed on the application form), or by a similar one.

Please be aware there may be other organisations who will suit your needs better than us. A list of these is given on the ‘Other sources of help’ page.

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Addendum on Confidentiality:

The St Ives Community Fund is a small charity committed to benefiting people in the locality.

We collect your personal information so that we can make grants, and also to comply with legal and financial obligations of being a charity entrusted with donations from other people.

  • We may use your information to: assess and process grant applications
  • administer grants awarded
  • keep a record of our relationship with you
  • seek your views on the work of the Trust – there will be no obligation to respond
  • comply with applicable laws and regulations and requests from statutory agencies.

Your information is accessible only to the trustees of the St Ives Community Fund and where we are required to by law such as Her Majesties Revenue and Customs. This last would only apply if there was an enquiry into the honesty of how we operate.

If we were able to assist you by contacting another organisation, then we would only pass this information on to them with your permission.

How long do we keep your information?

We will keep your details on record for as long as it is necessary for the relevant activity and then for a period afterwards as determined by applicable legislation, regulations and best practice.

How do we keep your information?

The information that you have supplied is kept on a database, only accessible by the Trustees. This is updated regularly and kept secure by a password known only to the Trustees. All other documents or emails are deleted once the decision is made. Your rights. You can request a copy of the information that we hold about you, including the decision that we make. If we have made a mistake then you have the right to challenge the accuracy of the information we hold. You can request to erase your personal information and to object to how we manage it. There are some limited situations in which we may refuse your request, but we will give you a complete account of why we are doing so. If you are not happy with the way in which we have processed or dealt with your information, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s office. Further details about how to complain can be found at