The Constable’s Hungerford Fund – helping with the cost of living crisis

Can you help Hungerford? Can Hungerford help you?

Helping Hungerford with the Constable's Fund

Aug 2022.

We’ve launched a new fund to help local families and households who are trying to cope with the current cost of living crisis.

With many people in the town struggling to manage as food and energy prices rise, the Constable and Trustees of the Town and Manor have set up the Constable’s Hungerford Fund, with fund matching pledges in place to maximise every donation.

We’re already gratefully receiving donations from those able to help. From 1 October 2022, if you apply and are eligible for support, we’ll start awarding grants of £100 to those households in need of support.

To donate

Fundraising is now underway and will continue over the next few months, before the first payments are made in October.

Together we can make the most of every donation

We’ll double your donation through fund matching, up to a total donation of £10,000.

The Good Exchange will also double your donation, up to a total donation of £5,000.

And the government will add a further 25% of your donation, through Gift Aid, if you’re eligible and apply for it.

All of which means a donation of £30, for instance, could be increased to £97.50 (or £100 could become £325).

You can donate through the Good Exchange.

If you’re able to help, every donation, no matter how big or small, will help a struggling household at a very difficult time.

DONATE NOW

To apply for support

We want to help as many as possible, so support will be by household, with one-off payments of £100 being made to eligible applicants.

To be eligible, you’ll need to:

  • live in the town of Hungerford
  • receive a means-tested welfare benefit (such as Universal Credit, disability benefit, housing benefit etc.)

If you’d like to apply for support, please either email constablesfund@townandmanor.co.uk

or write to us at
The Constable’s Hungerford Fund
The Town & Manor of Hungerford
The Town Hall
High Street
Hungerford
RG17 0NF

APPLY NOW

“For centuries the Town and Manor has been quietly supporting all the residents and groups in Hungerford through charitable donations and management of public access lands, and I am very proud of that.

With the launch of the Constable’s fund, which is specifically focused on helping those in most need, I feel that a direct approach is the best approach.”

 

Peter Joseph, Constable, Town and Manor of Hungerford

“This is a marvellous initiative and we support it wholeheartedly”.

 

Helen Simpson, Mayor, Hungerford Town Council

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