Hospitalité Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is provided by the Hospitalité on an annual basis, as outlined further below. The making of all grants is subject to the discretion of the Grants Committee on behalf of the Hospitalité. For more information or help navigating the below, please Contact Us!

 

 

If you’re a Volunteer…

Nell Atkin Fund

Eligibility: Anyone travelling as a helper, having completed at least one pilgrimage and who would not be able to travel to Lourdes without financial assistance. Additionally, anyone who has been to Lourdes before but would like to attend Stage (August or any other time of the year) for the first time may also apply for funding.

Prerequisites: Applicants should have completed at least one pilgrimage to Lourdes with the CA.

Grant amount: Grants of up to 50% of the total cost of travel and accommodation may be allowed. This may be exceeded in exceptional cases.

How to apply:

1. Fill out the application form below

2. Inform a member of the CA Hospitalité Committee that you are applying and get their authorisation

3. Submit the form (with the CA Hospitalité Committee member’s recommendation) to the Treasurer of the CA Hospitalité

Closing Date: This is always 30th June in the relevant year.

In addition to grants, this fund may be used for the focused promotion and marketing of Lourdes to potential new young helpers who might otherwise not be aware of its special gifts.

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If you’re a Young Helper…

Way Donnelly Fund

Eligibility: Young people meeting the minimum age criteria as helpers (i.e. at least 17 years old at the time of their first pilgrimage, up to a maximum age of 25 at the time of pilgrimage and having completed at least one pilgrimage).

Prerequisites: Individuals should have proved their value to their Head of Service.

Grant amount: Grants of up to 50% of the total cost of travel and accommodation may be allowed. This may be exceeded in exceptional cases.

How to apply:

1. Fill out the application form below

2. Inform your Head of Service/Youth Group Leader that you have submitted the application and get their authorisation

3. Submit the form (with the Head of Service/Youth Group Leader recommendation) to the Treasurer of the CA Hospitalité

Closing Date: This is always 30th June in the relevant year.

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If you’re an Assisted Pilgrim…

Assisted Pilgrims Fund

Eligibility: Any pilgrim requiring assistance whether staying in a hotel or the Accueil.

Prerequisites: Applicants should have completed at least one pilgrimage to Lourdes with the CA. 

Grant amount: Grants of up to 50% of the total cost of travel and accommodation may be allowed. This may be exceeded in exceptional cases. Additionally, in exceptional cases, consideration may be given to assisting the carer of an assisted pilgrim.

How to apply:

1. Fill out the application form below

2. Inform a member of the CA Hospitalité Committee that you are applying and get their authorisation

3. Submit the form (with the CA Hospitalité Committee member’s recommendation) to the Treasurer of the CA Hospitalité

Closing Date: This is always 30th June in the relevant year.

Access the application form by clicking on the button below!


If you’d like to join our Stage group…

August Stage Support Fund

Eligibility: People meeting the HNDL age criteria of 18 to 75 and having completed at least one pilgrimage. 

Prerequisites: Applicants should have completed at least one pilgrimage to Lourdes with the CA. 

Grant amount: The fund will meet accommodation and meal costs, as provided by HNDL, of people wishing to attend stage the week before the CA Annual Pilgrimage.

How to apply:

1. Fill out the application form below

2. Inform the CA / HNDL Hospitalité Committee Member or a HNDL Medallist of the August Stage Group that you are applying and get their authorisation

3. Submit the form (with the above recommendation) to the Treasurer of the CA Hospitalité

Closing Date: This is always 30th June in the relevant year.

Access the application form by clicking on the button below!