Caritas Bishop’s Fund

Applications can only be accepted from head teachers, parish priests and Caritas team members.
The Caritas Bishop’s Fund is currently available for families across our diocese facing challenge or crisis: perhaps due to illness or unemployment, the ending of the Universal Credit £20 uplift or job insecurity and the rising costs of energy and food.  We are also delighted to announce that this is matched by an additional fund for people living in any of the wards of Manchester city council thanks to the Charitable Trust of Mary Patricia O’Halloran.

Please note that the purpose of these funds is to provide immediate support to families or individuals facing a crisis.  We are only able to provide this as one-off support in exceptional circumstances, and we cannot support on an on-going basis.  All applications will be fairly assessed.


Download an Application Form