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Welcome to St Pancras. St Pancras Welfare Trust. Caring in the Heart of Camden. St Pancras Welfare Trust. Imagine having no-one to help you in times of need or sickness; Who would you turn to? Who would offer a helping hand?. St Pancras Welfare Trust. Imagine

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Welcome to St Pancras

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St Pancras Welfare Trust

Caring in the Heart of Camden


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St Pancras Welfare Trust

  • Imagine having no-one to help you in times of need or sickness;

  • Who would you turn to?

  • Who would offer a helping hand?

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St Pancras Welfare Trust

Imagine

  • If a family of four is trying to live on £187 per week …

  • If a pensioner is trying to live on £109 per week…

  • If a young person is to be housed in a bare, run down flat…

  • If a lone, single parent has a child with serious illness and special needs…

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St Pancras Welfare Trust

  • Who do they turn to when they need…

  • Shoes and clothing?

  • T o replace a worn out bed?

  • A fridge, cooker or basic furniture?

  • A short respite to relieve the pressure?

  • The only answer for many people is the St Pancras Welfare Trust

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St Pancras Welfare Trust

The St Pancras Welfare Trust provides an invaluable safety net for those who have nowhere else to turn in times of need or sickness. The area of benefit includes some of the most densely populated parts of Camden including Kings Cross, Somers Town, Camden Town and Kentish Town – all areas with high indices of social deprivation.

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St Pancras Welfare Trust

We make small grants in the form of cash or vouchers to make life a bit easier and to give a helping hand on the way to recovery

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St Pancras Welfare Trust

  • The Trust was established in 1971 following a review of ancient parochial charities by the Charity Commissioners

  • The Trust’s guidelines are more suitable for dealing with the needs of modern society.

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St Pancras Welfare Trust

The St Pancras Welfare Trust is the umbrella name for two charities

  • The St Pancras Relief in Need Charity

  • The St Pancras Relief in Sickness Charity

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The St PancrasRelief in Need Charity

Objects:

To relieve either generally or individually persons resident in the area of benefit who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress

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The St Pancras

Relief in Need Charity

Incorporating:

  • The Charity of Thomas Charles (1617)

  • The Charity of William Platt (1632)

  • The Charity of Eleanor Palmer (1926)

  • The Abraham Davis Trust (1926)

  • The South Highgate Maternity & Child Welfare Fund

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The St PancrasRelief in Sickness Charity

Objects:

To relieve in case of need persons resident in the area of benefit who are sick, convalescent, disabled, handicapped or infirm.

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The St Pancras

Relief in SicknessCharity

Incorporating:

  • The St Pancras Schools Treatment Service Fund

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Camelot Trust

In 1992 the trustees assumed responsibility for the running of the Camelot Trust, a charity established in 1969 by Mrs Neel, a resident of Kentish Town, to provide holidays for disadvantaged children living in the area of benefit.

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Trustees

There are 11 trustees:

  • One ex-officio – The Mayor of Camden

  • Three nominated trustees – appointed by Camden Council (not necessarily Councillors), serving for four years

  • Seven co-opted trustees – persons residing or carrying on business in or near the area of benefit, serving for five years

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Trustees’ Meetings

The trustees meet quarterly to

  • Appoint a chair at the first meeting of the year;

  • Review the quarterly performance of the trust fund;

  • Consider the Secretary’s report;

  • Allocate funds for distribution;

  • Consider applications

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Annual Meeting

  • Held in September to consider the annual report and accounts;

  • Discuss the management of the trust fund with the fund managers;

  • Make a risk assessment.

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Finances

  • The trust fund is managed by UBS AG, London branch, and invested in a mixture of stocks and bonds to produce a yield that reflects the Trust’s need for income and long-term capital growth.

  • The manager’s performance is judged against an agreed index.

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Sources of funds

  • In 1971 the trust had assets worth about £900.00

  • The Trust is entitled to receive one third of the net income of the Estate Charity of Eleanor Palmer; in the mid 1970’s the Trust received £250,000 as its share of the proceeds of the sale of one of their properties.

  • In 2004 the trust fund was valued at £723,000, producing a yield of about 3.85%

  • Management and administrative costs amount to approximately 17%.

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Fundraising

  • The trust is a grant making trust and does not have explicit powers to seek funds;

  • However, it does have the power to accept donations;

  • The natural source of additional funding is via legacies and to this effect information leaflets have been sent to all firms of solicitors in the borough;

  • A donations page is maintained on the website;

  • And the Trust is registered with various initiatives run by the Charities Aid Foundation, including payroll giving (Give as You Earn).

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Links with other agencies

  • The remit of the trust is to work in liaison with Social Services and other agencies who work with potential beneficiaries

  • Applications are received from all departments in Social Services;

  • Other applications are received from health professionals, schools and more than 50 voluntary organisations

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How to apply

  • Applicants must complete and sign an application form to comply with Data Protection legislation;

  • All applications must be supported by a letter from a Social Worker or other bona fide organisation (CAB, etc.)

  • Applications can be made on-line by approved sponsoring agencies

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Grants

  • A comprehensive database is maintained and all applications are cross checked;

  • Grants are one-off;

  • The trustees cannot consider grants for educational purposes;

  • Grants are in the range £150 - £300

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The future

  • New co-optative trustees will be sought by advertising locally with the aim of increasing the pool of specialist and local knowledge

  • New sponsoring agencies will be sought in order to ensure that all sections of the community benefit from the Trust's work.

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Further information

John Knights

Secretary to the Trustees

St Pancras Welfare Trust

PO Box 51764

London NW1 1EA

Tel: 020 7267 8428

www.spwt.org.uk

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