EYAQ: Financial Relief Grant Application Form

Financial Relief Grants are made to improve the quality of life for anyone who is closely connected with the Religious Society of Friends in Britain and is aged 18-35, who has impaired quality of life due to financial difficulty or low income (usually defined as earning below the Living Wage). Please read the Guidance Notes before completing this Application Form. Word counts are given as a suggestion only.
  • Contact Details

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  • Your Quaker Community

  • Your Quaker community could be a local or area meeting, Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM), a local young adult worship group, an annual Quaker event (as attender or volunteer for Children and Young People’s events), European and Middle Eastern Young Friends (EMEYF), or other Quaker group that you consider to be your worshipping community. If you do not consider yourself to be a part of one of these groups, please give examples of how you have been involved with Quakers in Britain.
  • The suggested word count is between 250 and 500 words. You should explain your main sources of income, giving amounts (monthly or weekly) and your main outgoings including your housing costs. If there has recently been a change in your financial circumstances, please give details of this. Please explain how the grant would make a difference to you (this could include preventing a situation from getting worse, providing short-term relief, making a long-lasting difference etc).
  • Please give specific costs and other details
  • You may not feel able to ask your local or area meeting for help, particularly if you do not view it as your main Quaker community. You do not need to approach them for help before applying for an EYAQ Financial Relief Grant, but if you haven’t done so, you just need to briefly outline why this is. For example, you can simply say that you do not attend a local or area meeting, or that you do not feel comfortable raising the issue of financial difficulties with members of your local meeting. We ask this question as some people may not be aware of it as a potential source of help, and to ensure that such funds are accessed where possible.
  • Eligibility

    Applicants should be closely connected with the Religious Society of Friends in Britain, be aged 18-35 and have impaired quality of life due to financial difficulty or low income (usually defined as earning below the Living Wage).
  • Supporting Friend

    Please give the name and contact details of a supporting Friend. This person must be a member of, or closely connected with, the Religious Society of Friends in Britain, who has oversight responsibility within a Quaker community (whether a Local Meeting or YFGM, or as an organiser of a young adult Quaker group). For more details please refer to the guidance notes. Please make sure you have their permission to share this personal data with us.
  • Bank Details

  • Personal Data Consent

    We collect data on this form for the purpose of processing grant applications. We will only ask for personal data which is limited and relevant to the administration of the grant. This data will be held securely and will not be shared with any third parties without your notification and consent if required. We will not transfer this data outside the EEA. We will retain this data for a period of six years in compliance with financial best practice under the Limitations Act (1980). Grant decisions may be minuted by a committee. These minutes will be retained permanently under BYM retention policy for historical purposes. Where minutes contain sensitive personal data they will remain closed to the public for 100 years. Britain Yearly Meeting is the Data Controller. Should you wish to access the data we hold on you, please contact BYM Data Protection group dataprotection@quaker.org.uk. Should you wish to complain about our processing of your data, please contact: www.ico.org.uk.
    Should you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, please contact youngadultgrants@quaker.org.uk