Aberdeen Care & Repair Group Charitable Fund is a Registered Charity (Reg. No.
SC015306). The charity raises funding to help older and disabled people, and people
with long-term health problems, to meet the costs for essential work required within
the home, where clients are on a low fixed income and are unable to meet the costs
themselves. Each case is assessed by Care and Repair staff, and the Management Committee
During the year 2019/20 a total of 755 households received assistance through
the Charitable Fund, at a cost to the charity of £48,451.00, but enabling £136,457.00 of work to be
carried out in older and/or disabled households within the city of Aberdeen. The fund is supported by
the generosity of numerous donors in the city, a full list of which can be viewed
The charity is comprised of 10 different funds, each targeting a specific project.
Details of these funds are listed below.
The 10 Charitable Funds
1. Home Maintenance Fund
The Home Maintenance Fund awards hardship
individuals for repairs/improvements/adaptations to their
homes. The maximum grant that can be awarded is £500.00 and
individuals must meet set criteria
2. Energy Efficiency Fund
This fund was given by Aberdeen City Council to provide grants for older and/or disabled clients who are in fuel poverty. Grants have to be used for Energy Efficiency works such as new heating system, replacement boiler, additional radiators, replacement windows/doors, draught-proofing, cladding, etc.
Grants awarded from the Energy Efficiency Fund can be up to
a maximum of £500.00.
3. Safety/Security/Gardening Fund
This fund is used to purchase
safety and security equipment,
such as carbon monoxide detectors, window locks, grab rails
and smoke detectors, which are fitted by Care and Repair's
own tradesmen free of charge. This ensures that clients who
meet the required criteria can benefit from increased security
and safety in their own homes.
The fund also allows for a gardening service to be provided at
our reduced rate, for all clients irrespective of their income,
every year from April-September. The maximum grant that can
be awarded is £200.00.
4. Minor Aids/Adaptations Fund
The Minor Aids and Adaptations Fund was created to provide
financial assistance for minor aids to be installed and
home adaptations to be made. Grants can be awarded up to
a maximum of £300.00 per household, and allows for work
such as the fitting of external rails, grab rails and additional
banisters, and the extension of front door steps.
5. Decoration Fund
Grants up to a maximum of £300.00 per household
awarded from this fund so that basic decorating work can be
carried out. Decoration of a property is required following
repairs or improvements, or when an individual has had to
move property for health reasons.
6. Support for Carers/Disabled Children/Young Adults
This fund provides assistance to parents or carers
disabled children and young people in Aberdeen, who are
financially unable to provide items such as safety gates,
access ramps or garden fences. This allows children to have
a more secure area to live and play in. Grants can be
awarded for the purchase of minor items and for the work to
be carried out.The maximum grant that can be awarded is
7. Electrical Safety Fund
This is a new fund for 17/18 - we have had an increased number of requests to carry
out electrical repairs, or an electrical safety check for vulnerable householders.
A large number of older people live in properties built over 40 years ago many of
which have not been upgraded to current standards. The maximum grant that can be awarded is £300.00.
8. Gas Safe
This fund is provided through Foundations and Gas Safe. Clients have to meet a specific criteria set by the charity. Grants of up to £500 are available for various gas safety measures and are set by the Gas Safe charity.
9. Home Safe
This fund covers the cost of carrying out a home safety assessment to vulnerable/at risk households. It also covers the cost of providing the identified equipment to reduce risk. The maximum grant that can be awarded is £200.00.
This fund covers the cost of dementia friendly equipment such as clocks, daylight bulbs, motion sensory lights, etc. It also covers the costs of a home safety assessment for people living with dementia.
If your company is interested in donating to any of our Charitable Funds so that
we can continue to assist people over 60-years-old and people living with disabilities
or long-term health problems in Aberdeen, please click
Guidance for Grants
Group funds will be used to help as many people as possible within Aberdeen City.
Priority given to:
- cases where lack of repair will lead to serious risk to health
- cases where the client is likely to suffer hardship unless financial
help is given
Click here to view the Group Constitution
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