The charity is able to consider grants to residents of Lapworth, of limited
financial means, to assist with the following: Social care expenses, education
and training, travel costs to and from hospital and rehabilitation.
The Lapworth Charity makes Academic Grants, currently up to £825
per annum, to students whose home address is within ‘the ancient
parish’ of Lapworth. These grants are given to assist students with
costs for accommodation, books, computer equipment and travel for study
at College and University. (Expenses funded by the Government Loan Scheme
are not eligible).
An academic grant application form is available here.
When Warwickshire County Council decided to no longer fund transport to
and from school/college for students aged 16-19 years old, the Trustees
of the Lapworth Charity agreed to provide grants for students where the
household income is below the HMRC Child Benefit tax threshold of £50,000.
The Grants cover up to 50% of the cost of the County Council Bus pass.
To be eligible, applicants have to live in the ancient parish of Lapworth
and are required to enclose a copy of their Bus Pass as proof of payment,
when submitting their application to the Secretary/Administrator.
application guidance is available here.
The Lapworth Charity makes grants to cover 50% of Chiropody costs for
individuals who require non-NHS treatment, are in receipt of a State Pension
with a total income below the HMRC threshold for payment of income tax.
A chiropody services application form is available here.
Winter Fuel Payments
One of the original benefactors of the Lapworth Charity was paper merchant
Mr Henry Billing who was born at The Boot Inn in 1833, later moving to
Catesby House. Upon his death in 1912, Mr Billing bequeathed £500
to be distributed by the Trustees of the Lapworth Charity Estates by way
of blankets and coal for ‘the deserving poor of the parish, irrespective
Today the Charity continues to honour the wishes of Henry Billing by
providing a financial contribution, currently £185 per annum, towards
winter fuel costs. Grants are payable to Lapworth residents of retirement
age whose total income is below the HMRC threshold for payment of income
tax. Eligible residents receive a payment in December of each year.
A winter fuel application form is available here.
Other grants are considered by the Charity on an individual basis and
previous examples include grants for dyslexia support, special educational
needs tuition and medical costs not funded by the statutory services.
For more information on any of these grants, please contact the Secretary/Administrator
or use the forms provided.