The Burton Latimer Ancient Parish Charity is just what is says – an ancient parish charity! It is an amalgamation of several charities that go back over four hundred years and is administered by nine trustees drawn from institutions and organisations within the town. It is best known for grants that are made in the New Year to deserving applicants, mostly elderly, to help pay for winter heating costs.
However, other grants can be made at any time of the year on the recommendation of medical or social workers, or other organisations, to help with costs not covered under National Health, national or local government schemes. Applicants are asked to state their total income from pensions and all other sources before a decision is made by the trustees.
The grants are modest, but can sometimes make a big difference to the recipient. The amount of the fuel grant differs from year to year depending on the income from the charity’s investments and the number of successful applicants and it is paid directly to the power supplier.
Go tohttp://www.burtonlatimer.info/churches/Burtonscharities.html to read about the history of this and other charities.For an application please contact : Becky Hall11 Manor Rd Rothwell Northants NN14 6JE07968 762192Or Ruth Groome Kingfisher House1,Preston Ct Burton LatimerNN15 5LR Applications to be in by 31st December each year