Girton Town Charity

Schemes and Grants

GTC offers a range of Schemes and Grants to help both individuals and groups. Here's a list of what is currently on offer.

Hospital Taxi Scheme
For Girton residents who have problems using public transport, do not have their own transport or find it difficult to drive, the Hospital Taxi Scheme enables them to get to outpatient appointments at Cambridge Biomedical Campus including Addenbrooke's Hospital, the Rosie or Royal Papworth Hospital and some of the satellite outpatient clinics. An annual registration fee of £8 is payable and then taxi fares are capped at £10 for each return trip.

Short-Term Care Grant
For Village residents and their carers, the Short-Term Grant is to assist independent living, providing additional care to suit the individual's need over and above any statutory care to which they are entitled. The Grant also aims to help residents return home from hospital as soon as possible, responding quickly at a time of need. Application is by referral, with care worth up to £1,200 for a maximum of three months in any calendar year, paid directly to and provided by, one of four care professionals nominated by GTC – Availl, BlueBird Care, Home Instead and Better Home Care.

Community Warden
Working in partnership with Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, GTC funds the provision of a Community Warden to assist older people living in their own homes to continue an independent lifestyle and to complement the work of statutory services. Contact Antoinette on 07979 333963 for more information.

Older Residents' Co-ordinator
Working in partnership with Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, GTC funds the provision of an Older Residents' Co-ordinator to support older people within the Village to access existing services and recognise gaps where new clubs and groups could be introduced. Contact Patricia on 07469 660866 (Tuesday and Wednesday).

Girton Glebe School
GTC has a close relationship with Girton Glebe Scholl to ensure families in need are supported with enrichment activities.

Funding for up to six sessions of relationship counselling is on offer to help residents address specific difficulties or learn new skills and strategies to tackle particular issues at Relate Cambridge's office.

GTC also funds Family Counselling delivered by Relate at Girton Glebe School.

Educational Grant Scheme
This is open to all young people in the Village leaving secondary education for further or higher education or training leading to a formal examination at degree level BA, MA or PGCert, or NVQ Level 4. The Grant, which can only be claimed against actual expenditure, is a maximum of £300 per year and is intended for books, equipment, tools or other direct costs relevant to the course.

Prescription Service
This service enables prescriptions for the housebound to be collected from the dispensary at Pepys Way Surgery and delivered to the homes of residents within the Surgery's catchment area.