These are small, one-off payments to help people with costs caused by or related to their cancer.
Everyone’s practical needs are different, so grants are available for a variety of things. Whether you need extra clothing, help paying heating bills or even a relaxing break, you may be entitled to a Team Solan Grant.
How much you receive will vary depending on your circumstances and needs, but the average grant is around £400. A grant from Team Solan would not normally affect the benefits you’re entitled to. It’s an extra help, not a replacement for other forms of support.
Who are they for?
You can apply for a Team Solan Grant if you have cancer, or are still seriously affected by your illness or treatment. The following must also apply:
- You have less than £6,000 in savings if you are single, or less than £8,000 as a couple or family.
- You have a low total income after rent, mortgage and council tax have been paid*. We allow a weekly income of £170 for a single person, £289 for a couple or household of two people, £85 for each child, and £119 for each additional adult.
How to apply
We aim to make our application process as simple and quick as possible.
- We require a letter detailing your personal details, medical circumstances and the contact details of a health professional who is assigned to you. The health professional must be informed about the letter and willing to support your application. Drop the letter into our shop in Spennymoor or post it to:30 High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DB.
Team Solan will process your application at the closest trustees meeting to receiving the letter.
- If your application is approved we will endeavour to provide the grant in 7 working days from the decision.
- Any personal or medical information included in your application will be treated confidentially.
Grants are generally made as single payments between £100 and £1000.
- People or Families that have been awarded a grant, or have been unsuccessful, may not re-apply within 12 months.
- To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, applicants are required to consent to the use of personal data supplied by them in the processing and review of their application.
- The Trust requires the assurance of the applicant that personal data about any other individual is supplied to the Trust with his/her consent. On the application form, applicants are asked to confirm this consent and assurance.
The Trustees do NOT fund:
- People who do not reside in County Durham or Darlington;
* Please note that Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance do not count as income in our calculations.
While these are the general criteria, we do take individual circumstances into account, so please contact us if you require more information.