Heating Award

In addition to being able to apply for general “Relief in Need” grants, Pensioners are also able to apply for an award towards their heating costs.

Grants are restricted to residents of the Town of Evesham aged 65 and over who meet the current qualifying criteria. These criteria are detailed below and will also be advertised in the Evesham Journal on 1 December as well as being posted in churches, offices, surgeries and shops around the town. Evidence of income and savings will be required.

The application period is normally open between 1st December and 28th February.

JOHN MARTIN'S CHARITY

(Registered Charity No. 527473)

HELP WITH WINTER HEATING BILLS.

The Charity is pleased to invite Pensioners to apply for help towards their winter heating bills. To qualify for a grant you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be aged 65 or over at the date of your application.

  1. Reside in the civic parish of Evesham, which includes the parishes of Great and Little Hampton, Bengeworth and Evesham, but not other postal areas of the Evesham district.

  1. Single applicants – have a total income not exceeding £240 per week*. 

  1. Joint applicants – have a total income not exceeding £300 per week*.

  1. All applicants - have combined savings/investments or capital (excluding your own residence) not exceeding £12,000.

(* Attendance Allowance and Disabled Living Allowance are excluded from the income calculation.If you live with anyone, other than a spouse or partner, their income will be discounted.)

HOW TO APPLY -

Please note that suitable documents confirming your total income and savings must be provided.

Grants will not be considered without this evidence.

Applications can be made by visiting the Charity’s Office

at  16 Queen’s Road, Evesham

between10 am - 1 pm (MondaytoFriday)

from  1st – 23rd December 2016

or  4th January – 28th February 2017

Telephone number – 01386 765440. www.johnmartins.org.uk

ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER HOUSEHOLD

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Seaside trips

Recipients of the heating award are invited to attend a trip to the seaside in the summer, with transport and a meal provided free of charge. Places on these trips are limited and invitations are sent out in late May to those who have previously requested them.


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