Provide financial assistance towards holidays for sick children.
Facilities and services:
The Council of Church Society acts as Trustee for the Birchington Convalescent Benefit Fund. This fund is used to help ‘poor children’ to have a ‘change of air’ whilst they are recovering from illness or suffering from a long-term illness. In practice the Trustees give modest grants to help children and their families to take a holiday where they might otherwise not be able to afford to do so. Grants are rarely given for expensive or overseas holidays.
Grants are made to those under the age of 18 living in the UK and in order to ensure that applications are genuine the Council requires that they are supported by a recognised person or body, such as social services, a doctor or charity.
Decisions regarding payments are made in February, April and June.
Those awarded a grant also receive a complimentary children’s bible.
c/o Church Society
Dean Wace House
16 Rosslyn Road
Phone: 01923 235 111