Thank you for your generous gift towards the cost of clothing in preparation for taking up my new job. After an incredibly difficult year, you have provided me with the fresh start I have been hoping for.

Degree Level

Criteria

If you have a degree level qualification or the equivalent level qualification (level 6 on the education framework), you may apply for a grant or gift if you fulfil the following criteria:

You may also be eligible through your spouse/partner or parent if they fulfil the below criteria.

  1. Are aged over 18 years
  2. Are resident in the UK
  3. Have applied to your own occupational fund for assistance in the first instance (if applicable)
  4. Have less than £6,000 in savings if you are under pension credit age and less than £10,000 if over pension credit age
  5. Have claimed, or are in the process of claiming, all benefits to which you are entitled

How we help:​

Although our grants are often quite small, they frequently make a substantial difference to the person involved.  PAG is able to help in a number of ways, for example by giving:

  • a monthly grant to assist with living expenses
  • a contribution towards essential household furniture including white goods
  • help to buy essential clothing
  • assistance towards the cost of essential repairs to the home that relate to safety, security and/or independent living in your home
  • a contribution towards care home fees or respite care, in partnership with other charities

If you are successful, you may apply again after one year, so long as you still meet PAG’s criteria.

 

We do not help with:​

  • private medical fees, including prescription charges
  • vet bills or pet insurance
  • clearing debts, including mortgage repayments and/or utility bills
  • bankruptcy fees
  • purchase of electronic equipment, including personal computers, laptops or stereos
  • purchase of cars or other vehicles
  • funeral costs
  • setting up your own business

If you would like to apply for a grant, please complete the enquiry form

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