19 December 2020
Every Child Deserves A Christmas
This years scheme is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who applied, referred, donated or fundraised, hopefully together we have all helped to make a difference this Christmas.
As expected we have received more applications than ever before this year. The pandemic saw a move to a new online application process with BACS only payments, which we feel has gone well but we very much welcome any feedback from anyone involved in the process.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
27 April 2020
Bairns Need Nappies
We appreciate how challenging life is for people right ow. Our new project, in partnership with NHS Orkney Health Visitors & Midwives is 'Bairns Need Nappies' and will help with supply and cost of nappies for people who need some help providing these for young children in Orkney.
Parents/carers can speak directly with their Health Visitor or Midwife, who can make a direct referral to us where we will arrange for delivery of a month supply of nappies.
20 June 2019
Help from Home Grant Allowances Extended
In June 2018, Orkney Charitable Trust launched a new Orkney-only grant scheme, to provide financial support for local families who require help when a child needs to access an NHS hospital south.
The Trust are now pleased to announce that allowances have been extended to include a return flight back to Orkney for an additional parent, under the grant scheme.
Help from Home grants are available to families who are struggling financially, to support them with additional expenses incurred when travelling south with children for NHS hospital appointments or treatment. Whilst the child’s needs may be covered, a parent or carer may have additional costs such as food, laundry and local travel.
Find out more on our 'What we're doing' page.
Or download the claim form, and guidance notes here: