purpose of the Trust is to help residents living in the former
Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras when faced with need or sickness
and who have nowhere else to turn. The area of benefit lies within
the heart of the London Borough of Camden and includes some of
the most densely populated parts of the borough, many with high
indicators of poverty and need.
most common request is to help people being re-housed - perhaps
after years of living rough, living in a hostel or after leaving
an institution. They have no resources or possessions and
their new homes are usually cold and bare. We help by making small
grants in cash or vouchers to buy furniture, bedding and clothes.
also receive requests to help young mums and their children, the
frail and elderly and those in need of respite. A separate trust,
the Camelot Trust, supports holidays for disadvantaged young children.
the year ending March 2015 the Trust
received 120 eligible applications of which 113 were supported.
A further 123 grants in the form
of vouchers were made as part of our special Christmas/winter
allocation to reach the neediest families when the pressure on
budgets is most severe. Two applications for school journeys were
supported with grants from the Camelot Trust, a separate charity
managed by the Trustees. Two more applications from projects whose
work complements the aims of the Trust were also supported.
The toal value of grants and awards was £33,052 and overall
helped 316 children and 264 adults.