If you're finding it difficult to live on your income, support is available from a number of sources. Talking through your situation with someone should be the first step. Following that discussion, various forms of financial assistance may be available. Some are listed below.
Of course most of the sources of financial assistance can not operate without fundraising - so please do support them if you can.
Scams and fraud
Keep alert to the possibility of scams and fraud which have increased during the Covid pandemic. Often they appear very realistic, especially emails seemingly from your bank or the Inland Revenue. Avoid clicking on links and check telephone numbers are genuine before phoning. Advice is available from Action Fraud and you should also report all suspicious activity to them.
W: actionfraud.police.uk/ T: 0300 123 2040
Help for individuals affected by Covid 19
A fund to help residents of Chipping Campden parish who may be suffering financial hardship due to the Covid 19 pandemic. This could be anything from a few necessities, to help with rent, utilities or replacing broken equipment. If you or someone you know, or a family, could do with a little support at this time, we’re here to help.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01386 291005
Our Advisers continue to work, just from home and are waiting to help you by phone or email. We are here to give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward in these difficult times.
We can help you with such things as Benefits and how to claim, Employment problems, Your options if you are struggling to pay your bills, Identifying other sources of help, Energy problems, Relationship difficulties and what options are available, Housing problems, Scam advice.
T: 0808 500 0511 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
The Foodbank is available to provide emergency food to people in crisis. To register please visit the website or telephone.
Donations of food and other essentials can be taken to the Baptist church on the High Street on Fridays from noon to 1.30pm - or to the Post Office at anytime. Their website has a very helpful list of items they are short of each week.
T: 07879 375562 W: northcotswold.foodbank.org.uk/
Gloucestershire Covid 19 Emergency Living Fund
The fund provides practical support to eligible adults and families for food, gas/electricity top ups and household items such as furniture including white goods/appliances and furniture.
T: 0330 123 5550 W: gloucestershire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/gloucestershire-welfare-scheme
Most electric companies are now increasing the emergency amount to £45 and other payment arrangements can be made over the phone. Ofgem's full guidance is here.
Support for young creatives
Campden Edge promotes and develops the creative talents of children and young adults of Campden and surrounding villages. The fund provides financial assistance to 8 - 26 year olds who wouldn't be able to afford these opportunities under normal circumstances.
Chipping Campden Community Trust
Support for community projects
Chipping Campden Community Trust is a Charitable Trust established in 1995. 95% of income comes from legacies from the Tryphena Wood and the Fred Badger Trust. Even though these funds are restricted to helping older people, we have been able to accrue unrestricted funds from additional donations and bequests, to support projects for younger people and organisations. We would like to increase this fund in order to do more for people of all ages in the community.
Serving the community
The Rotary Club of Chipping Campden meets at the Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden. We draw our membership from the town and surrounding villages.
The purpose of the club is to bring together local, like minded, people to enjoy fellowship, serve their community and contribute to local national and international projects.