THE WORCESTER ROTARY SAWYER TRUST

Registered Charity No: 511276

A charitable trust of the Rotary Club of Worcester

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NOTE: THE TRUST IS NOT CONTACTABLE BY TELEPHONE - PLEASE USE E-MAIL OR POST ONLY

The Sawyer Trust was established following a bequest to the Rotary Club of Worcester by Mrs F J Sawyer. The original trust established in 1981 provided accommodation for ladies who were poor and aged. In 2006 with approval from the Charities Commission the trust's property was sold and a new charity established.

Objects of the charity

1) The object of the charity is to relieve women over the age of 50 who are in need, by virtue of financial hardship, sickness or poor health.

2) If and in so far as the income of the charity cannot be applied towards the object above it may be applied to relive men over the age of 50 who are in need, by virtue of financial hardship, sickness or poor health. (Note: Currently the level of applications by women is such that we are unable to meet all these applications, so application by men will not be considered.)


We help women by making grants to cover a range of needs, for example, funding removal costs, paying telephone bills, buying cookers & fridges and settling outstanding rent.

Please note we do not pay cash directly to applicants. Typically grants do not exceed 500.


Applicants can live anywhere in the UK, of any marital status, living alone or with family/friends.
For an application to be considered you must be prepared to provide written evidence (bank statements etc.).

If you make an application be sure to provide all the information requested - if not it the application my be rejected.


FROM 1 JULY 2014 THE TRUST WILL ONLY CONSIDER APPLICATIONS THAT ARE SUPPORTED BY AN ACCREDITED THIRD PARTY - FOR EXAMPLE, CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU, HOUSING ASSOCIATION, AND OTHER CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZED BY THE TRUST.  MORE DETAILS ON THE PROCESS AND APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEB SITE.


You can download a pdf version of the application form and guidance notes here

If you cannot print out the form and notes, please contact us by e-mail or post and we will send you a paper copy.

You can contact us by e-mail at: info@sawyertrust.org

Or you can write to us at:

Sawyer Trust

PO Box 797

Worcester

WR4 4BU


Please note that we do not do business by telephone, and should you find a number and telephone a Trustee we will be unable to assist you.

 

The Trust is run by a small group of part-time volunteers. Meetings to review applications are normally held on a monthly basis. We aim to process applications as quickly as possible, but hope you will understand that we cannot always respond as quickly as we would like.