North Hastings Community Trust

Site: Bancroft

Service: Community Trust

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Alternate Name Community Trust ; NH Community Trust ; NHCT ; PFNH: Poverty Free NH ; Poverty Free North Hastings
Former Name Bancroft Community Trust
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Bancroft
Mailing Address c/o Jane Kali, Program Coordinator 
PO Box 1615 
Bancroft, ON 
Canada K0L 1C0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) Provides low-income families, individuals and children with emergency financial assistance and appropriate community referrals. Items covered may include; rent, heat, hydro, groceries and other requests as deemed necessary. 
The North Hastings Community Trust also works to change the conditions that cause poverty and engage with communities to reduce the stigma around poverty and build a healthier more sustainable place to live for all of us. We are the lead agency for Harvest the North Community Gardens, a grass roots initiative that is focused on growing food and building community. 
If you have an idea for a community project to address the effects of poverty, please feel free to contact us. Also feel free to inquire about how to get involved in the community gardens.
Hours Tue-Fri
Meetings Board meetings are held in the evening of a Tuesday every month. If you are interested in volunteering for the board of directors please contact the Programme Coordinator to complete our application questionnaire.
Areas Served North Hastings - Bancroft, Birds Creek, Coe Hill, Gilmour, L'Amable, Maynooth, Maple Leaf, Paudash
Boundaries Must live within North Hastings. Other areas in the county covered by the Belleville Community Trust, Centre Hastings Community Trust and Quinte West Community Trust. We do not serve Haliburton County which includes Cardiff.
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) and up 
Please note that we do provide funds to children and their families, however, we require community members contacting us to be at least 14 years of age. Anyone under the age of 18 must live without parental or other supervision, except in the case of professional assisted living, in their own residence. If this residence is shared with another family member, someone over the age of 18 should contact the Trust, usually the primary wage earner or their partner.
Application Please call our office to speak with Jane Kali, Program Coordinator. Jane will have a conversation with you about the financial challenges you are facing and together come up with some solutions. Most requests are handled within a week to ten days but some requests do take longer. You can also ask about our community engagement initiatives and how to get involved.
Languages English ; Interpretive Services ; Arrangements will be made to work with a translator for any other languages, including French and ASL, whenever possible. Please request any assistance or accessibility measures that would make it easier for you to access our services.
Fees None
Service Categories Medical Expense Assistance ; Rent Payment Assistance ; Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance ; Utility Assistance
Waiting List Maximum two business days
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-332-3657
Toll Free Phone Not available.
After Hours Phone 1-866-414-0300 - After hours this phone number can be used to request emergency housing for homeless individuals and those in crisis.
TTY Phone Please contact us via e-mail, fax or Bell Relay services to make arrangements to communicate via TTY. At this time, one machine exists in the area to be shared by all non-profit agencies.
Crisis Phone 1-866-414-0300 - If the North Hastings Community Trust is closed please contact the Intake Access Centre for Ontario Works to get emergency financial assistance.
Primary Contact Jane Kali, Programme Coordinator, North Hastings Community Trust; Email:
Primary Executive Brad Culver, Board Chair
Other Details
Established 2002
Funding Regional / Municipal - Hastings County Social Services ; Donations ; United Way ; Foundation - Homelessness Partnering Strategies * Community Justice Fund * TD Friends of the Environment
Elections Held at Annual General Meeting in June.
Print Material Brochures and business cards available to other agencies upon request.
Accreditation Charitable Number: 86021 9864 RR0001

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