Small grants making a big difference
Covid-19: our response

Covid-19: our response

Still providing grants and support

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Glasspool and Smallwood Partnership Fund

Glasspool and Smallwood Partnership Fund

Funding available

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Glasspool grants latest updates

Glasspool grants latest updates

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Our vision is of a society where everyone has the basics they need for a good life.

We are one of the few UK-wide charities providing grants support for people experiencing financial hardship, that has no restrictions on who we can help

We provide timely, small, one-off grants to individuals, couples and families for everyday items to help them cope when things get tough, equip them to manage better day-to-day and enable them to build a stronger future.

We invite applications from support agencies on behalf of the people they support, as we believe that by working with others we can provide greater support.

"Lockdown has been brutal and  I’ve felt very isolated and alone. When I was told Glasspool was  going to give me a washer dryer I literally jumped for joy!  I know Glasspool tends to fund washing machines so  I was touched that Glasspool recognised that I live in a flat and that drying damp washing indoors would exacerbate my existing mould problem. They found the right solution for my situation"

Judith, who received a Glasspool grant during 2020/21

News and Updates

Changes to our Privacy Policy

November 2021

We have recently updated our data collection and privacy statement and wish to alert you to the new provisions. Please click this link to see the new version Privacy Policy.

There are two main new elements of the new statement. An additional paragraph that seeks consent from individuals to collect and use their data for Glasspool’s internal research and evaluation purposes.  Please see page two of the document. This will not be personally identifiable information. In the case where personally identifiable data may be required (e.g. case studies etc.), specific consent will be sought from the person who required our grants support. We have also updated the length of time we hold personal information, this is seven years for audit purposes. You will need to make your clients/service users  aware of these new provisions, in addition to the other elements of the Privacy Policy

Smallwood Trust Partnership - New funding available from 1 November 2021

We are pleased to announce that partnership funding from Glasspool and the Smallwood Trust is available from 1 November 2021 to 30 June 2022

Our partnership with the Smallwood Trust will enable both organisations to increase our support to women, improve their well-being and support their financial resilience. 

We are inviting grant applications for essential household items, and moving costs, back to work costs, emergency costs and rent/council tax arrears.

The partnership will provide small grants to pay for costs to cover basic living needs, reduced income due to redundancy or reduction in working hours, childcare, support towards rent or council tax arrears, utility costs (extra costs to be incurred due to winter) and essential household appliances, beds/bedding and clothing. Funds will be distributed through a network of community referral/applicant partners.

More information about the partnership funding criteria can be found on our Smallwood Partnership page here.

How we helped in 2019/2020

14,425 people

7,969 grants

8,636 items

We worked with

1,263 partner

3,288 support

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182 Hoe Street Walthamstow London E174QH

Registered Charity Number 214648. Founder: the late Mr. R L Glasspool