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Glasspool grants latest updates

Glasspool grants latest updates

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The Flexible Frontline Fund

The Flexible Frontline Fund

From 1 April 2024 Glasspool will be operating a new grants programme, the Flexible Frontline Fund

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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

Glasspool’s Essential Living Fund to close 27 Feb 24

The rising cost-of-living has led to more people facing challenging circumstances and financial hardship. To be able to respond to these challenges, during 2023 we developed a new strategy which will inform all aspects of our work over the next five years.

From 27 Feb 2024 our grants programme the Essential Living Fund will close. From 1 April 2024 we will operate a new grants programme, the Flexible Frontline Fund.

St Martin’s Charity are inviting you to complete their Frontline Worker Survey 2024

If you work in the homelessness sector the St Martin’s Charity are inviting you to complete their Frontline Worker Survey 2024. This is an important survey as past responses have resulted in the establishment of a new mental health fund, a frontline worker wellbeing project and informed homelessness policy.

How we helped in 2021/2022

10,438 people

5,593 households

5,593 grants

£1.97m value of
grants approved

Registered Address:

Mainyard Studios

102 Rookery Court

Ruckholt Road

London, E10 5FA

Founder: the late Mr. R L Glasspool

Registered Charity Number 214648

R L Glasspool Trustee Limited corporate trustee of
R L Glasspool Charity Trust, Company number 11147581