Financial support for those in our congregation facing financial hardship.
What is it?
Financial support in the form of an interest–free loan or gift to ‘tide you over’ in times when changes in circumstances cause financial concern/hardship. The most usual reason for an application will be a need for short–term help which arises as a result of unforeseen circumstances, for example following loss of employment, cuts in benefits or a sudden illness.
The Fund is unlikely to be suitable for providing long-term financial support, although it could play a role in bridging a gap until a more permanent solution is put in place. In any case, each situation presented to the committee will be considered on its own merits.
It is not a financial advice service (although we can suggest other agencies which might also help such as the Debt Advice Service).
Who is it for?
All members of the St Nicholas Church family, at any congregation.
Why does it exist?
Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? James 2:15-16