Education and welfare grants

We administer small education and welfare grants on behalf of the Friends of Octavia and Westminster Almshouses Foundation, to vulnerable tenants of Octavia Housing.

Welfare grants are made for essential household items and may include, for example, a new television for a housebound older person or new carpets to replace damaged or old furnishings, or upon moving into a new home. Education grants are also available to support tenants with their ongoing education or training.

In 2019-20 over £40,000 of grants were awarded to 96 individuals.

If you are a tenant of Octavia Housing and would like to apply for a grant, please contact your housing officer.

I'm writing to thank you for the grant enabling me to have a new cooker, after mine had been 'condemned'. A big thanks to all. It is comforting to know that the Octavia Foundation can help the elderly who have no one else to care for them.

Mrs Johnson

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