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Charitable Fund

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 where applicable.

During the year 2016/17 a total of 363 households received assistance through the Charitable Fund, at a cost to the charity of 36,997.07, but enabling 140,767.66 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 here.

The charity is comprised of 8 different funds, each targeting a specific project. Details of these funds are listed below.

The 8 Charitable Funds

1. Home Maintenance Fund
   
The Home Maintenance Fund awards hardship grants to
    individuals for repairs/improvements/adaptations to their
    homes. The maximum grant that can be awarded is 500.00.

2. Energy Efficiency Fund
    Energy Efficiency grants are awarded to households in fuel
    poverty where the occupants are on low fixed incomes, for
    work to repair, replace or improve their heating systems.
    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.

4. Minor Aids/Adaptations Fund
    The Minor Aids and Adaptations Fund was created to provide
     financial assistance for minor aids to be installed and small
     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 can be
    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 of
    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.

7. Supporting Young People into Employment
    Aberdeen Care and Repair assist young people aged 16 to
    24-years-old by providing work placements that build their
    confidence and help them find permanent employment. This     fund covers the cost of training, equipment and staff support
    for young people on work placements.

8. 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.

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 here.

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 and/or safety.
  • cases where the client is likely to suffer hardship unless financial help is given

Click here to view the Group Constitution

Annual Accounts

Annual Accounts 2016

Annual Accounts 2015

Annual Accounts 2014

Annual Accounts 2013

Annual Accounts 2012

Annual Accounts 2011

Annual Accounts 2010

Annual Accounts 2009

Annual Accounts 2008

Annual Accounts 2007

Annual Accounts 2006

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2017 Care and Repair
The Aberdeen Care and Repair Group is a recognised Scottish Charity Reg. No. SC01530
Tel: 01224 251133 Email: gencareandrepair@castlehillha.co.uk