We recognise that having adequate heating and hot water are probably the most essential basic requirements for everyone, but particularly for older, vulnerable people.
Having noticed a decline in grant requests for boiler replacements and subsequently identifying that there was a shortfall in funding, we were keen to facilitate a solution.
As a result, we are delighted that The Anchor Society and St Monica Trust agreed a joint match-funding project on grants for boiler replacements and repairs in the Bristol area.
To qualify the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Age 55+
- Live in Bristol or South Gloucestershire
- Have a physical health issue/disability
- Be on a low income with no/limited savings
Anchor will administer the grant applications, on behalf of both partners. Applications should be submitted by a known third party referrer, utilising the Grant Request Form on The Anchor Society website.
Having had a successful pilot this scheme has been extended