George House Trust operates its own Welfare Fund.  This fund is open to applications from anyone known to George House Trust.



Applications to the Welfare Fund are temporarily suspended.  This is due to us having to make significant changes to working arrangements, which has impacted on us being able to process the applications.


Service updates will be issued by email, on social media and on this page of our website.


George House Trust operates its own Welfare Fund.  This fund is open to applications from anyone known to George House Trust.


There is a limited amount of money available each month in the fund and we can only consider applications where it is clear that the item requested will contribute to your health and wellbeing.


Items you can apply for include:


  • Beds & mattresses
  • White Goods (cooker, washing machine, fridge etc.)
  • Clothing
  • Bedding
  • Other items that will benefit your health or relieve need
  • Help with utility bills



1. The form should be completed in full.  We will not be able to consider your application if you do not answer all the relevant questions.

2. Your application should include as much relevant supporting information as possible about why you need the item(s) you are requesting.  This will assist the panel to make a decision about whether or not your application can be granted.

3. Items granted by the panel are supplied as goods only or paid directly to the supplier.  This means that we will not award cash, but will arrange for the item to be delivered to your home, collected from George House Trust or payment of fees etc. to be paid directly to the provider..  



1. If you are living with HIV and living in the North West and have not contacted George House Trust before you must book an appointment with an adviser before applying to the Welfare Fund.

2. We cannot pay for ordinary living expenses from the Welfare Fund, your application must be for a specific item or service.

3. Unless the child is living with HIV, we are sorry, but we cannot pay for children's school uniforms, toys or activities.

4. The maximum value of grants, other than white goods, in any one year from April to March is £150.

5. If you are granted an item(s) from the fund you cannot reapply for other items for another 6 months.

6. For reasons of safety, gas and electric cookers will be professionally installed.  We will not grant these items without installation.  For your convenience, we also arrange installation of washing machines.



1. The Welfare Panel meets each month to look at the applications.

2. When you submit the application form, you will see a confirmation message of the date of the next Welfare Panel meeting.

3. We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application and tell you about the arrangements for payment.



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