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Supporting people

Helping people to realise their potential 

We have a long and successful history of helping people to reach their potential and improve their personal circumstances.  

We know that it's not always easy for everyone to access training, education or employment. Sometimes all people need is a helping hand to get them on their way, so our financial grants remove barriers that may prevent people taking up opportunities to develop, barriers like childcare costs, transport or college course fees. 

If you are one of our customers and would like our help, you can make a personal grant application for up to £5,000 that can be used to pay for things such as 

  • Training or college courses
  • Books or equipment needed for your studies
  • Uniform you need for work
  • Tools or equipment you need for work
  • Suitable clothes for an interview
  • Child care whilst you study or work
  • Transport to work or college
  • Support to set up a business 

We are always looking for people to help, especially those who are out of work or struggling due to the impact of the pandemic.

If you would benefit from our support, we'd love to hear from you.

apply to the foundation 

Please complete all sections of the form so that we can understand why you are applying for the grant, what you plan on doing with it, and how you will benefit. Before you do this, please read the funding criteria, this will help you with your application. Applications will only be considered from residents of Irwell Valley Homes.

If you need any help completing the form, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to receiving your application 


Personal grant application

Contact information
Please tell us why you are applying to the Irwell Valley Foundation
The maximum you can apply for is £10,000
Please include the item, the supplier and the amount.

Please tell us who we need to pay if your application is successful. We will always pay the supplier direct. For example, the college, shop, or service provider.
All successful grants are subject to our Funding Agreement. Please tick to confirm that you have read and understood this.
If this applies, please provide the full name of the parent or guardian.