The purpose of the Fund...
The primary purpose of the Fund is to provide grants for clothing and footwear to children in Edinburgh deemed to be in need of assistance.
Other support for children and, exceptionally, adults may be offered from time to time if so decided by the Trustees.
Who can apply for assistance from the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children?
A family with school age children who are resident in Edinburgh and meet the application criteria can apply for a grant/voucher from the Fund.
How do I apply to the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children?
Applications to the Fund are normally made through a third party e.g. social worker, support worker, community nurse, head teacher, police officer etc. Families can self-refer if they do not have a suitable third party worker who could do this on their behalf. In such cases, an assessment visit from a Police Officer would take place.
Applications are generally made online although, exceptionally, applicants who are self-referring can contact the Trust Administrator. To apply for a grant please visit https://www.eltf.org.uk/funds/epfc and fill in the online application form.
Criteria for Grants
- The priority of the Fund is the provision of school shoes and jackets to children of school age.
- The beneficiary must be resident in the City of Edinburgh.
- Families are encouraged to be referred by a third party worker including Social Worker, Health Visitor, Community/District Nurse, Support Worker, Head/Guidance Teacher or a Police Officer.
- Where a family self refers, a home visit assessment will be undertaken by a Police Officer.
- Grant awards are for up to £50 per child. In the case of self-referrals, a voucher will be provided.
- A receipt evidencing the purpose of the requested items should be returned to the Trust Administrator within 4 weeks of receiving the grant.
- Any unpaid or unused portion of the grant should be returned within three months.
- In the event of the Trustees deciding to alter the scope of the Scheme, detailed information will be published on this page of the website.
Download the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children leaflet at https://www.eltf.org.uk/funds/epfc.