Apply for a grant

We offer grants of up to £100 to people in the Machynlleth area who are experiencing financial hardship.

We are not here to judge why you need the funds: whether it’s for food, bills, rent, a taxi or something else, we invite you to apply for whatever amount it is you need.

How does the fund work?

This is an emergency fund for individuals. So that we can help as many people as possible, we have an upper limit of £100 for every application. We are able to give one grant per month, and up to three grants per year, per person.

How can I apply for the funds?

Use the form below to apply for any amount up to £100, whether it’s £55 to fill the cupboards, £100 to help towards your rent, or £10 for a taxi to the doctors’.

How long does it take?

We aim to process your application and make payments within a few days of your application, though please understand it can sometimes take longer, especially if we have a lot of applications.

Other kinds of financial support

Machynlleth Corona Community Support have information about financial support and help for renters.

Can I apply on behalf of somebody else?

Yes – please use this form instead.

Application form

Please read the information below before beginning the form.

You can apply for one grant per month, and up to three grants per year.

We welcome applications from the Machynlleth area. This covers: Machynlleth, Forge, Glaspwll, Pennal, Penegoes, Derwenlas, Pantperthog, Eglwysfach, Cemmaes, Commins Coch, Llanbrynmair, Glantwymyn, Llanwrin, Darowen, Melinbyrhedyn, Aberhosan, Abercegir, Friddgate, Ceinws, Corris & Aberllefenni.

If you live outside our area, unfortunately we are unable offer you a grant. Here are some links to find local support groups:

Note: We are currently unable to make PayPal grants. We can make grants to UK bank accounts or in cash only.

What happens next?

You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. Within a few days, a volunteer will phone you for a friendly chat. Your application will then be discussed confidentially by our core team, and we will then get back to you with our decision as soon as possible. 

Please note we are a very small team of busy volunteers. We aim to respond within a few days, but at busy times it can take a little longer. Thank you for your patience!

With thanks to London BiPandas for the inspiration for this fund and much of this detail.