Access to The Matthew Tree Project (TMTP) Support Centre' support for clients is by referral from one of our officially appointed referral agencies.

Agencies and organisations who support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and families in society can be appointed as an official referral agency. When they come into contact with a family or individual who meet the referral criteria (see below), they can be referred to 'T he Matthew Tree Project Support Centre‘ network. using an official online referral process.

Our objective is to help individuals and families who are in great financial hardship - to the extent they are missing meals and suffering from hunger.

Client Eligibility Criteria

A person or family are eligible for referral to The Matthew Tree Project for help and support if. for whatever reason:

  • combined (total) household income is not enough to cover essential living costs. i.e. housing. utility bills, childcare, travel to/from work/school/job interviews, tax, telephone, laundry, internet. clothes and food
  • they are doing all they can to help themselves

Each referring agency will need to have a responsible person officially registered with TM'I'P. This contact will be responsible for ensuring their agency is operating the system correctly and only the people in genuine need are being referred. It is our belief that it is only by different agencies working well together, will people in need get the most effective support.

Any agency or organisation can apply to become an official referral agency. Each application will be fully assessed before a

decision is made. At the very least, to be eligible for consideration the organisation would need to be in contact with vulnerable people, have a good understanding of their circumstances and a close enough relationship with them to be able to ascertain that they would benefit from our support

Referral Agency Application Procedure

If your organisation would like to apply to become an officially appointed referral agency, please send an e-mail to detailing:

  • what you do
  • a profile of yourtypical client group
  • the name and job title of the responsible person who will be our main point of contact
  • your address and telephone number
  • your web site and e-mail address
  • how long you have been operating
  • estimate of how many clients you will refer per month