Charity of the Month at Garsington is St Martin’s in the Field, Vicar’s Relief Fund which aims to support people who are at risk of being made homeless, are homeless or vulnerable, or have experience of being homeless and are trying to establish or maintain a tenancy. It’s primary aim is to support people who are at risk of being made homeless, are homeless or vulnerable, or have experience of being homeless and are trying to establish or maintain a tenancy. Where arrears have happened that may put someone at risk of becoming homeless, a grant from the VRF can remove the threat of eviction. Where someone who is in temporary accommodation needs help putting together a deposit for a more permanent home, a VRF grant can help that happen. The VRF also makes grants for items such as beds and other household items such as cookers and fridges. The average grant is around £200, but we recognise that people who are in need are in need now, so perhaps even more important than the money is the speed with which we are able to respond: on average over the past 12 months, the VRF has been able to make grants within 2 days of receiving a request. Our hope is that the making of a small grant quickly will have a positive impact and help alleviate distress or avert a crisis. Please place your donations in the basket at the back of church.
- Shoebox appeal
- Vigil for World Peace