All beneficiaries will now receive a weekly allowance in line with new banding structure.
Trustees at the St George’s Police Children Trust met last month to review the banding structure currently applied to all grants and weekly allowances distributed. The decision was taken to create a new level allowing all beneficiaries to benefit from receiving support through a weekly allowance.
All beneficiaries will now receive a minimum of a £10 weekly allowance, along with a Christmas Grant up to a maximum (based on household income) of £60 per weekly allowance plus two seasonal gifts.
The Trust Secretary said,
“We are constantly monitoring our banding system to make sure that the charities funds are being used equitably and have recently conducted a full review. A proposal was submitted to our Trustees which they have approved and we are pleased to announce that current beneficiaries will all now be receiving a weekly allowance. For some this will be a new source of income, having not received support in this way before and for others, an increase in the amount they were receiving previously, so hopefully good news all round.
Sarah Birch, whose daughter Rhianna was previously receiving just a Christmas gift from the Trust comments on how this additional support will make a difference;
'As Rhianna is getting older the extra help from the Trust means that I now have a fund to help with all of the extra costs that come with teenagers such as pocket money, outings, clothes and school expenses. We are incredibly grateful to the Trust for their continued support.
' (Sarah Birch, Lancashire)