Since 1747 Frances Ashton’s Charity has been helping those who spend their lives serving God and their parish.
The Frances Ashton Charity will consider a modest grant for almost any purpose which is causing financial hardship. For example, we could help with:
- The cost of a new pair of glasses
- A respite care break for a disabled family dependent
- The cost of a family holiday
- The cost of repairing a broken boiler
Particular priorities for support include unforeseeable emergencies, medical or care needs for the applicant or their dependents. In some cases, the trustees may be able to help at any point during the year. There are a few exceptions where the Charity is unable to help, for example private education.
If you are a serving or retired member of the clergy of the Church of England or thewidow/widower of a member of the clergy who has passed away and you have a hardship, please ask for an application form and the full guidance notes.