Oldhamstocks Community Hardship Fund

CovidTo assist the community during the Covid Pandemic the OCA Committee has set up a hardship fund.  This is open to anyone in the Parish of Oldhamstocks (this includes Oldhamstocks, Cocklaw, Dunglass, Bilsdean, Birnieknowes, Stottencleugh, Ferneylea, Woollands etc.)

1. The OCA Hardship Fund (OCAHF) is a discretionary Fund to support unforeseen emergencies and should only be used when all other avenues have been considered.
The Fund cannot replace statutory funding.

2. The OCAHF is designed to provide support to those Oldhamstocks parish residents who are experiencing unexpected financial distress as a direct result of Coronavirus / Covid-19.

3. The OCAHF is there to help with unexpected costs which are unable to be met from either personal or statutory finances and which threaten to impact on well-being, either physically or mentally.

4. OCAHF will prioritise those parish residents experiencing the most severe financial difficulty

5. OCAHF will prioritise items which will have the most benefit to the applicant.

6. OCAHF currently has £5000 available. This will be reviewed every 4 weeks, based on need within the Community.

7. The OCAHF is administered by Oldhamstocks Community Association (OCA) and will be based on applications made directly to us and referrals from the Oldhamstocks Covid Responders (OC19R).

The application form can be accessed as pdf here OCA Coronavirus Hardship Fund – Application Form and Criteria Rev 4 or as a Word document here  (once opened click on the download icon at the top right to save a copy)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Lynn Harris, Secretary, Oldhamstocks Community Association info@oldhamstocks.org.uk 07887 950636

Covid 19 Petty Cash System in Place

To support the Covid Responders the OCA has established a Petty Cash system.  So if you don’t have any money in the house to give to a volunteer for items they are getting for you, don’t worry, the Covid Responders now have access to money so they will not be out of pocket.  The covid responders will administer the Petty Cash system.

Covid 19 Responders

The OCA is supporting our Covid Responders as much as we can and we are very grateful to Janice for all of the work she is doing to co-ordinate this and the memeber of the community that have volunteered to help.

You should have had a contact card delivered to you house.  If you need help because you are self isolating please either email covidresponders@oldhamstocks.org.uk or phone 07436 991 460.

The OCA committee is looking at a hardship fund to support anyone in the parish with financial difficultes due to the current situation and will update you once we have something in place.