The applicant is a single mother of three children ages 8,7 and 4. She suffers from mental health issues and is socially isolated. She requires a set of single bedding for each child, along with a school bag and a winter coat. She does not have the funds to purchase these herself and has been refused social fund help because of previous loans from the social fund. She needs paint to finish her living room, as the living environment is unsuitable for the children. Thank you in anticipation.
D has been unemployed and caring for his children whilst his partner has been training to be a nurse. As a result they have had a low income and amounted considerable debts from everyday living expenses. His debts have now become unmanageable and he would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order to enable him to take control of his finances.
Single Mum of 5 children, Miss B. She has recently had to give up work due to child care commitments, Grandma used to look after the children but at the age of 70 she was struggling to cope and couldn't help out anymore. Miss B will now receive Income support and is struggling financially to find the money for a school uniform for her 8 year old son. This appeal is for £120 to buy school uniform including a school coat and shoes.
C is a single parent who has fled domestic violence and financial abuse. We did a home visit and she has nothing in her home. Please would you consider giving so we can help kit out her new home with some second hand carpets and curtains. We are helping her with her debts but her immediate need is making her house feel better and safer.
E is a single mum of 2 who is working with CAP to manage her finances and is making good progress. Her mum has been critically ill in hospital and needed her support and she hasn't enough spare in her budget to manage caring for her mum and kitting her son out with school uniform for September. She is also trying to learn new skills to enable her to increase her income but for her training she needs to buy a uniform which she also can't afford at the moment. £100 would make it all possible!
A lady we are working with has ended up in a difficult situation due to a lengthy court process trying to get her children back after her partner ran off with them. She is struggling to pay bills as her benefits were stopped and she has large debts to solicitors. This request is for money so she can pay gas and electric bills and also travel to see her children while she is waiting full custody to be granted back to her.
Our client is currently living in a bedsit, but has now been awarded a council flat. However, as she has no family in the area and was not in a position to pay for storage, she had to leave her former home without limited belongings. With a one year old child, our client is desperate to buy a cot and bed and needs funds so she can start again. Our client receives no child maintenance and relies solely on very limited means which mean she is unable to afford the expense of buying furniture.
This family are desperately in need of beds to replace 2 broken ones. They also need a wardrobe and freezer. They are on benefits and have no spare money for these items. They have 4 children including a 21 year old disabled son. Please would you help them with a donation. Thank you.
A young Mum of 2 boys aged 6 and 5 years old have just moved home after suffering from D/A, after living in supported accommodation has just moved into a new property. Mum has poor Mental Health and suffers with severe depression and anxiety. She has worked well with all professionals and the boys have settled and making good progress in school. The family have very little and are in urgent need of a fridge freezer, particularly during these summer months.
A neighbour Nicole who lives on our estate has had her home broken into 3 times over the past few months. Nicole cares for her two grandchildren, both of who are disabled, one of her grandchildren relies on an iPad to communicate and interact. This was stolen in the last burglary meaning caring for her grandchild is now very difficult. We are hoping we can help Nicole get a second-hand iPad to show her that the church and her neighbours care for her family after what they've been through.
L is a mum of two junior school-aged boys, both of whom have additional needs. L's car recently failed its MOT and it cannot be repaired. L lives in a small town with limited public transport, so getting out of the house to do the shopping in the nearby town or to visit friends is proving very difficult. Coming into the new school year without a car will also be incredibly hard. L has sold some old toys to raise most of the money needed but needs another £120 to buy a car for her family.
Tracey and partner need to buy 2 sets of school uniform for their children for September. Dad is a delivery driver and Mum is full time at home looking after 3 children. Money is tight and their 2nd son starts school for the first time and needs jumpers, shirts, PE kit and bag all with the school logo on. They can manage to put a bit aside each week for shoes and trousers but the logo uniform is very expensive. They are accessing the foodbank to help over the holidays. Any help appreciated.
B is a young single mum who has been homeless with her children for the past 8 months since her partner died. She has now been offered social housing for herself and her 2 young children but she has nothing for her children to sleep on. Some second-hand bunk beds have become available but she needs £80 to be able to purchase them.
T has 4 children all needing new uniforms and shoes for the start of the new term. They have moved area following domestic violence and changed schools, so items can’t be recycled amongst the kids. Thank you for any help offered
A is being housed in a different location to the refuge and the 4 boys need uniform for their new school term. This money will go towards their school uniform needs as the coats for kids scheme is helping with other items. Thank you for help offered.
6 children have worn their uniform out, having been a full year in it. All need shoes too and mum is struggling to keep repaying her debts and clothing the children. She has worked well with CAP and is looking to be debt free by January. She is grateful for help received.
M has 4 children, all starting school in the UK for the first time. They have applied for Asylum and are looking forward to starting school and integrating with other families in the area. M is anxious they should look the same as other children, and would like me to say she is so grateful for any support offered in this area. She will pass this help forward when she has the right to work granted.
This family includes 4 children aged between 5 and 14 years. They are struggling to feed their children during the school holidays as they receive a low income and have debts. Mum works part time during term time but has no income in the holidays. Please would you help them with a grant from Acts 435. Thank you.
This lady has recently become a single parent after her husband left. Her two children are attending secondary school and need the school's branded blazer and PE clothing as well as other school uniform.
This man has had a major operation and is on benefits. His partner had a car accident recently and has had 2 operations on her back and is awaiting another operation. They have 5 children between them who are eligible for free school meals in term time. They are struggling to feed them in the holidays. He is also in need of money for their school uniforms. The food bank will provide food for them throughout the holidays.
MD was a taxi driver for 15 years before being assaulting a man for which he served 4 months in jail. He lost his 'badge' as a taxi driver and, having returned home, is struggling to support himself and 4 children. He currently works day times in a newsagent shop and evenings in a restaurant to make ends meet but would dearly love to re-apply for the return of his Hackney Carriage licence. The office say he must lodge £120 with the new licence application before his appeal can go to committee.
This young mum has been left by her partner to bring up their 15 month old son on her own. She has a baby due in December and needs a double pushchair. It is unlikely that her children's father will help as he is not supporting her at all.
This lady is struggling to provide the uniforms needed for her 2 children in September. Her youngest child has ADHD and goes to mainstream school but only part time so she is unable to take a job. The children's father works as a handy man doing odd jobs as he is unfit to continue his trade as a plasterer due to joint damage caused by years as a plasterer. The family manage on a very low income.
This single mum has a baby who is almost one year old and she is expecting a second baby who is due next week. Her one year old is crawling and pulling himself up and she lives in an upstairs flat. She will be unable to go shopping or out with the children unless she can put them both in a double pushchair.
I am the Advocate from Selby and District Foodbank. Our Client has recently been rehoused due to sensitive issues. She is a strong and proud lady not used to the situation she finds herself in. She has found some unbranded school uniform and we are able to source some of the remaining uniform needed. Two of the children need a blazer with the school logo and the four children each needs a pair of school shoes. Your kindness will greatly assist this family in need.
Young boy who is desperate to go on a school trip because he missed out last year, but his mum is struggling to pay for it. The school has given him a place, but she needs help to find the full amount, and we are asking for £120 towards the full cost of over £180. His mum has struggled with his behaviour, and it would mean such a lot if she was able to reward his recent good behaviour with this trip. She struggles to cope financially, and just wants to do the best for her children. Thank You.
L has 4 children & is expecting her fifth child in September. Her husband is a Taxi driver. Her husband 's earning are very unpredictable, they struggle a lot financially and there's never enough to sustain the essential living costs. As a result of the difficulty, they have not been able to buy the essential baby items needed in September. One item they are in need of is a cot for the baby to safely sleep in. Help with this would take away a lot of the pressure that they face as a family.
Lauren is a single-parent with two children aged 6 and 3 and she lives in private rented accommodation and claims Income Support, Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit. Her vacuum cleaner is broken and she is struggling to keep her home clean so would be very grateful for any help you can provide.
M is an asylum seeker who has made her home in the UK. She came to us because her young child starts school and M doesn't have enough money to buy the new uniform, pe kits and shoes needed. M is new to the area so doesn't have a friendship circle to ask for help, ACTS is her only hope, please help.
A young single Christian refugee mum with a 22 month old son has just moved into a house in Leeds with steep stairways. She has some help from projects and church, but has no spare income to purchase a stair gate (£40) to help keep him safe from falling on stairs. Also, she has found a used vacuum cleaner for (£60) and needs one desperately to help manage his health issues. Your donations are gratefully received.
Money is needed for school uniforms for a family who have two children changing schools, moving up to middle and high schools and a third who has outgrown her uniform. The family are on working tax credit with little disposable income. Any support would be much appreciated.
R has two teenage daughters, still at school. She receives no support from their father and although she manages day to day expenditure it is items such as these that she cannot manage. Her daughter has worn a brace and now needs a retainer to ensure her teeth continue to grow straight. It could be seen as a luxury but is very important for a teenage girl.
This mother has recently lost her job and is not yet receiving benefits. She needs money to buy clothes and shoes for her six year old daughter and to be able to by food for them whilst they are without income.
N. has leave to remain for self and 2 children. She now needs to apply for citizenship for daughter who was born here and has lived here 10 years. N. has a precarious existence as children's father does not support them and there is little left after bills as her job is low pay. N is very involved in the church and has been supported by the members. She has been successful in raising most of the money but needs help to raise the final amount.
C is a single Mum of 2. She gets Employment and Support Allowance, Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits. There is no way she can afford all the uniform for her son going to secondary school. The PE kit alone is £50 . She has tried sourcing some of the uniform second hand but with little success. Time is running out. Please can you help with this urgent request.
Sheila is a single Mother of 2 girls – one of whom is 11 years old and has a serious problem with bedwetting. Sheila has been struggling to pay for waterproof mattress for her girl, but has now managed that – the child really needs flooring fitting in her bedroom, as the carpet in there is rotten with stale urine. Sheila has other debts and is struggling to manage . If she could get some help towards re-flooring this room, it would help her.
Zania’s daughter is starting secondary school in September. Zania has managed to get shirts and trousers from Tesco but is struggling to get the money together to buy the rest of the uniform especially blazer and the P.E kit and school shoes are the most expensive things. Zania is in receipt of benefits so doesn’t have money to spare after paying all of her bills and for food. Please can we raise some money to help her give her daughter a good start at her new school.
Mum of 3 receives Income support, child tax credits, child benefit and housing benefit. She cannot work as she is caring for her very sick mother. Her son who has special needs and is statemented, is about to start secondary school and she needs help with the uniform. The blazer tie and jumper set is £48, PE kit is £50 and she still needs 2 pairs of trousers, shirts and black shoes. Because of his needs the boy gets dirty easily so she has to have plenty of clothes. Please help her urgently.
L is a single mother. She has very recently moved into a more affordable two bedroom flat. The rent in her old property was too expensive after her older son moved out. Since the move, her benefits have changed resulting in her rent falling into arrears. Her four-year-old son is now about to start school. Due to the expense of moving and paying rent arrears, she cannot afford the new school uniform for her son. £100 to help towards this cost would be a great help to her and her family.