Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust

Background
Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust provides support to Victims of crime who reside in Cumbria.

Who can apply?
• Any victim of crime who resides in Cumbria and has been affected by crime or antisocial behaviour
• Victims who are in need, distress, hardship or sickness as a result of crime, who are vulnerable, who need help to cope or recover, or to avoid re-victimisation
• To replace essential items and who have limited resources and there is no other funding available to them

All victims must be supported by a referee – an independent case worker or professional involved with the case

What the fund will support
• Initiatives to assist victims to cope and recover from their experience
• Initiatives to prevent victims being targeted and or repeat victims of crime

What the fund will not normally fund
•New white goods – used or reconditioned items should be identified where at all possible
•Furniture, carpets and household items, other than basic essentials eg (used) beds, (new) mattresses
•CCTV
•Damage to motor vehicles
•Uninsured loss

What the fund will NOT support
•Debt, whether incurred by the victim or someone else.
•Counselling / therapy
•Requests for administration equipment, such as computers, for a charity’s own use or general expenses such as salaries
•Overseas travel, expeditions
•Organisations supporting other charities
•Hospitals, medical centres and medical research
•Statutory Agencies
•General research
•Education / training
•Requests for administrative equipment, such as computers for a charity’s own use, or general expenses such as salaries
•Overseas travel, expeditions
•Organisations supporting other charities
•Hospitals, medical centres and research

How much can you apply for?
Grants will usually be around £500 however there is no minimum or maximum award.

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Gary Higgs on 01900 825760 or email gary@cumbriafoundation.org

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