Support Allowance and/or seasonal gifts are be made by the Trust to this category of beneficiaries. These payments are assessed on a financial basis and a banding framework is used.
Funding can be made to this group for any eligible beneficiary whilst in full time education to statutory school leaving age, or up to the end of the school year in which they turn 19 years of age.
Weekly Support Allowance:-
• May be payable to beneficiaries whilst in education, up to the end of the school year in which they turn 19.
• The amount payable will be dependent upon household income and the weekly support allowance band which then applies.
• Household expenditure and capital assets will not be taken into account in the calculation of a weekly support allowance.
• Weekly support allowances and grants will be backdated to the date of the event giving rise to the application, or where the date of the event giving rise to the application is more than 12 months previously, to a maximum of twelve months preceding the date of application.
"The money we recieve from the Trust makes a huge difference to our lives, Amelia would not be able to have ballet or swimming lessons without these payments."
A seasonal gift will be awarded twice yearly, in the summer and at Christmas, to those beneficiaries in the lowest income allowance band. All other beneficiaries will receive a seasonal gift at Christmas. The values of the seasonal gifts will be reviewed on a three yearly basis.
“It feels special to get some money from the St George’s fund at Christmas. When Dad was alive we always got gift vouchers from the police for Christmas so it’s nice not to be forgotten now that he is no longer here. It feels like the money is something that Dad has left for us.” (Elena aged 17 - Cleveland)