Berkeley Grammar School Fund A small charity which has been in existence in various forms for well over 100 years. Run by representatives of the local Berkeley parishes and councils, distributing small grants to individuals and organisations with an educational link to those parishes. The criteria for individual eligibility is: 1. Residence in one of the five parishes (Alkington; Berkeley; Hamfallow; Ham and Stone; Hinton.) 2. Attendance at a state school within those parishes for at least 3 years and 3. (An individual) is embarked on a course of further or higher education. Once eligibility is confirmed then grants are looked at on a merit to merit case. Meetings are held just once a year in December and applications are normally decided upon then. Occasionally grants can be made at other times in the year to an individual considered to be in more urgent need. All applications are treated with discretion and in confidence. Acknowledgement of receipt of a grant, and details of what it is spent on is always required.
To apply please contact the clerk for an application form: Mrs Susan Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be made by the student themselves (except in cases of disability when a representative may apply on their behalf if necessary) A name, address and phone number, plus details of eligibility as well as information as to how any grant is to be spent, is required.
Citizens Advice Citizens Advice run a weekly drop-in centre at Berkeley Town Hall for all local residents including Hamfallow, from 1-3pm on a Wednesday afternoon and there is also a phone line available from 10am-4pm Monday - Friday: 0808 8000510. The national Citizens Advice website can be found here.
Neighbourhood Warden Lisa Ellis works closely with the local police and support officers, assisting with local community issues. You'll find her on local foot patrols, visiting the elderly in Jenner Court and Hamfallow court, dealing with reports of anti-social behavior, picking up litter and cleaning graffiti too! email@example.com 01453 754514 or 07779 347113 Follow the work of the Wardens on twitter @sdc_wardens
Village Agent Penny French is our local agent, who is available to lend support to anyone aged 50 and over. Penny covers the parishes of Alkington, Berkeley, Cam, Ham & Stone, Hamfallow, Hinton and Slimbridge 07776 245726 firstname.lastname@example.org