If you have money concerns, help is at hand.
If you're finding it difficult to live on your income, or a large expense is looming, it can be a huge relief to share a problem by talking it through with someone who has experience of assisting people in similar situations and a big help in reaching a realistic, practical solution.
Two of the best places to go to are Campden Money Management and Citizen's Advice.
Campden Money Management
A specially tailored course for Chipping Campden. And it's entirely free and confidential. The video on the left gives an introduction to the course that will enable you to review your finances and help you spend better and live better!
We are here to give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward through any difficult times. Pop in to Campden Foodbank any Friday from 12.30 to 1.30pm where a Citizens Advice representative will be pleased to help in any way they can.
We can help you with such things as Benefits and how to claim, Debt, 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.
The Chipping Campden community is able to draw on a number of sources for financial assistance in various forms and for various purposes. Some are listed below.
The Foodbank is available to provide emergency food to people in crisis. To register please visit the website or telephone.
The Foodbank is confidential, safe, friendly, supportive, just to tide you over, not long term, able to help.
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.
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.
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 on their website.
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.
Gloucestershire VCS Alliance Funding
Information on key funding opportunities available in Gloucestershire. The list is not exhaustive and is updated regularly.
Of course most of the above sources of financial assistance can not operate without fundraising - so please do support them if you can.