With effect from 1st July 2019, the Trustees of the Newby Trust agreed to delegate the administration of Newby Trust grants for individuals to the R L Glasspool Charity Trust (“Glasspool”).  

 Glasspool will hold a Newby Trust fund and will allocate grants for individuals in accordance with the Newby Trust criteria as set out below.  

A support worker will only need to make one application to Glasspool and, if the application is successful, Glasspool may award a grant from its own fund and a grant from the Newby Trust fund.  The hope is that this will make it easier for support workers to help their clients by reducing the number of applications required.

The Newby Trust application form has been removed from the Newby Trust website and all applications should be made only to Glasspool through the Grants section of the Glasspool website (  We expect that most support workers and advisers will already be registered with Glasspool but there is a comprehensive registration guide under the Help Icon at the top right of the grantsplus screen. 

Newby Trust criteria for grants for individuals:

Small grants of up to £250 to assist individuals and families in crisis.

Applications on behalf of individuals are only accepted from statutory agencies and voluntary organisations which are capable of assessing the needs of the applicant and administering payment of the grant.

Grants are normally only given to support individuals whose poverty is exacerbated by additional misfortune including bereavement, divorce, abuse, homelessness, addiction, disability or ill health.

Grants are open to organisations across the UK.

Only one grant will be made to an individual or family from the Newby Trust fund.

Recipients may include:

  • vulnerable young people aged 25 and under living independently who are estranged from their families, orphaned or who have spent time being looked after by the local authority
  • victims of domestic abuse
  • single older people
  • young families or single parents
  • people who are working
  • people suffering from physical or learning disabilities
  • people suffering from physical or mental ill health

Clients with a drug or alcohol dependency must usually be in recovery to be eligible for a grant.

Clients without indefinite leave to remain are unlikely to receive a grant but small grants of £50 may be made to assist those who are destitute.

Clients should have claimed all eligible benefits and applied to all available local authority discretionary funds.

Grants are made to ensure that an individual’s basic needs are met, such as

  • bed, sofa, table and chairs
  • cooker, fridge/freezer or washing machine
  • kitchen equipment and other essential household items
  • emergency clothing, school uniforms
  • baby equipment.

Occasionally grants are made to assist with

  • Rent deposits
  • Household repairs or adaptations particularly for older or disabled people
  • Travel costs
  • Course fees or training equipment
  • Respite breaks in the UK
  • Mobility equipment

Grants are not normally made where the household income is in excess of £1000 a month.

Grants are not normally made for:

  • Televisions or computers
  • Tumble dryers or dishwashers
  • Carpets unless the individual has a medical need or there is a baby/toddler in the household
  • Curtains

Grants are not made for:

  • Rent or council tax arrears
  • Debts
  • Bankruptcy or DRO fees
  • Overseas respite breaks
  • Driving lessons

Contact Us

Company Secretary:
Annabel Grout


Correspondence Address:
Newby Trust Ltd
PO Box 143
Kingsbridge TQ7 9BY

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