22 September 2019
Every Child Should Be Warm In Bed
We are delighted to announce the reintroduction of this scheme, just in time for winter 2019. Each 'Warm in Bed Bundle' contains a duvet (tog dependent on age), a pillow, a fitted sheet, a duvet cover & pillow case, a cosy under blanket and, if requested, a waterproof mattress cover.
This has been made possible by a very generous donation from the Nationwide Building Society, so huge thanks must go to the fantastic staff at the (award winning) Kirkwall branch.
Application forms below:
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:
10 June 2019
Free School Meals & School Clothing Allowances
The OIC are now taking applications for the 2019/2020 session.