Make an application

Make an application

The Mountsorrel Community Support Fund helps residents of Mountsorrel who find themselves in need, hardship or distress.

Application criteria

  • You are currently living in Mountsorrel

  • You have lived in Mountsorrel for at least six months

  • You are finding it difficult to pay for the things that your household needs

How to apply

To apply to the fund, please contact our Community Support Fund Coordinator by phone, email or by using the contact form on this page.

Coordinator details:
Jo Alesbrook
Tel. 07931 129360

What happens next

The Coordinator will contact you and help you to complete the application. Please note you will need to give some financial details, but these will be kept strictly confidential and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Download our easy-read guide on how to apply

Click the link below to read our easy-read guidance on how to apply. This guide was kindly created for us by Homefield College. See their website here.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long must I have lived in Mountsorrel to be eligible?

Six months

When will I hear if my application was successful?

We look at applications every six weeks. You will not have to wait long to hear if we can help you. Let us know if you need urgent help. We can make a decision more quickly.

Can I apply on behalf of someone else?

You can apply on behalf of someone else, but the Coordinator would need to speak to that person during the application process.

I represent an organisation providing services to people in Mountsorrel. Can organisations apply?

We fund several organisations which provide relevant services to people in the village.
Please contact us to apply.

Who makes the decisions?

The rules of the Mountsorrel Community Support Fund are that there should be 16 trustees who make the decisions, comprising:

  • 10 co-opted trustees (who live, work or otherwise have knowledge of Mountsorrel parish)

  • Five trustees nominated by Mountsorrel Parish Council

  • One ex-officio trustee (the Priest in Charge of Christ Church and St Peter’s Church in Mountsorrel)

Click here for the names of the current trustees.

Who are you accountable to?

Mountsorrel Community Support Fund is a registered charity, number 217615, accountable to the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

How do I make a comment or complain?

Please contact us with any general comments or feedback about our services. Our complaints policy is available here if you wish to make a complaint.

What if I have a question that is not listed here?

Get in touch and we will be happy to help answer it for you.

T. 07931 129360


Charity number: 217615