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William Blyth Trust: Purpose Four

Dumfries and Galloway Council is appointed by the Trustees to provide income from the residue of the Estate of the late William Blyth, and consequently, invites applications under Purpose Four of the William Blyth Trust.

Purpose Four of the William Blyth Trust provides for financial assistance to people resident in the Burgh of Dalbeattie who have physical or learning difficulties and/or mental health issues.

Elgibility Criteria

You may be automatically eligible for grant aid without the necessity for a medical assessment, if you are:

  • registered blind under the National Assistance Act 1948; or
  • in receipt of Mobility Allowance; or
  • in receipt of Disability Living Allowance; or
  • in receipt of War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement.

If this is the case, kindly ensure that the appropriate box is ticked on the word icon application form [56kb] and enclose documentary evidence of your condition. If such evidence is in the form of an allowance book it would be advisable to call personally at Dalbeattie Integrated Facility (Library building) where the document would be authenticated and appropriate details passed to the above team processing applications. Perhaps you have a carer who could do this for you.

If none of the above applies, you are requested to obtain a medical report from your General Practitioner stating your medical condition and verifying your incapacity in accordance with the Blyth Trust's Criteria for Assessment of Applications. A word icon letter to present to your Doctor [30kb] can be downloaded along with a word icon Guidance Note on the criteria for grants awards [27kb], which you must pass to your Doctor to assist him in providing a report. Your Doctor will charge you a fee for this service. The medical report must be submitted to me with the application form.

Application forms and supporting documents

Download an application form and the relevant supporting documents below:

Hard copy application forms are also available from the Dalbeattie Integrated Facility on Dalbeattie High Street or the Council Offices on Daar Road in Kirkcudbright.

Please note, the right is reserved to make such enquiries into the circumstances of persons by, or on behalf of whom, applications are lodged as the Council may deem necessary or desirable.

Deadline for applications

Completed application forms should be returned with supporting documents by Friday 25th April 2014 at the latest.

Related Information

Contact Details


William Blyth Trust

Community and Customer Services Stewartry
Council Offices
Daar Road

Tel: 030 33 33 3000
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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