Two partner village charities in East Woodhay offer various grants to those in need of financial assistance.
East Woodhay Charities, administered by five trustees whose chairman is the village rector, exists to provide assistance to the residents of the civil parish of East Woodhay whether they are in need or are ill.
The three scholarships currently available include General Hardship Scholarships of up to £500 (or £1,000 in exceptional circumstances), Book or Technology Scholarships for first year university students of up to £100 and Scholarships winter fuel up to £200.
Secretary Sue Wren said: “Following the sale of the land to Hatt Common, the funds available to us for distribution have increased, and so we have reviewed the application process.
“All requests for assistance will be handled with sensitivity and confidentiality.”
Those wishing to apply for a grant should complete a grant application form, available from the Woolton Hill post office and shops, Woolton Hill Surgery and the East Woodhay Parish Council website.
They should then send the form to charities at [email protected] or write to 83 Harwood Rise, Woolton Hill, Newbury, RG290 9XZ.
The deadline for submitting applications for this year is October 31.