YMCA are pleased to announce that, due to the success of the funds they have been able to allocate more into the hardship funds provision, which will enable them to help us support more people across the county with identified crisis needs which has been increased due to the pandemic.  Although their main focus is on Gainsborough, East Coast, Lincoln, Spalding and Boston, please do not let this deter your organisation identifying and applying for these funds for an individual within Lincolnshire. They will be looking to close these funds by the end of August or by reaching the fund allocation, whichever comes earliest.

The Application process/info:

It is very easy and all you need to do is fill in the attached application form, ensuring that you fully detail what it is you wish to purchase, with costs and from which shop (where possible inc those on-line), with an overview of why they need these items and send the completed application form through to barclaysfund@lincsymca.co.uk we fund up to a £100 per person and in exceptional circumstances £250 for white goods.

You can also access the application by clicking on the following link: https://www.lincsymca.co.uk/barclays-hardship-fund/

Unfortunately they can’t award funds where we are unable to identify what it is specifically you need and those applications are just asking for monies, so please ensure that the applications are completed as fully as possible.  A panel assesses the applications each week, we contact every applying organisation by phone and let them know the outcome, discuss rereferral if necessary or if successful we then send through an email of confirmation.  Please note, we will only pay the organisation these funds, we can fund your organisation up front to purchase once approved, or again once approved refund if purchased and then monies reclaimed.

As an example to date they have awarded funds to purchase school uniform, uniform for a new job, kitchen equipment, white goods, beds, clothes, we are not prescriptive on what we can fund as we are fully aware everyone has different needs, however there are a few things such as pre-existing debts, outstanding payments on bills or rent that we are unable to fund, but if you are unsure please don’t hesitate to get in contact before sending your application.

YMCA Lincolnshire – Hardship Funds (Barclays Covid 19 Community Aid)