Financial Assistance

Who is eligible?

Three Spinners aims to provide refugees and immigrants financial assistance to acquire safe and comfortable housing in Champaign-Urbana. Grants are available to qualified families to help with rent, utilities, security deposits, and medical expenses (mortgage assistance is not eligible).

How do I apply?

Please start your application online using the link below.

Applications will be reviewed by the board and then the applicant will be contacted for an in-person interview. We do review each and every request and in the event that we are able to assist you, you will be contacted within the next ten business days.

Begin Application for Financial Assistance

What are the application requirements?

  • Requests to cover rent require a copy of the lease.
  • Requests to cover utilities require a copy of recent bills.
  • Requests to refund previously completed work require receipts showing cost of materials and labor.
  • Requests to cover future work require a general estimate or quote for the material and labor needed to complete the project.

When and how will funds be awarded?

As a charitable organization with limited funds, unfortunately assistance is not guaranteed. Funds will distributed either directly to landlords or via check.

Who will have access to the personal information provided on the application?

All information provided by students to Three Spinners is strictly confidential and will not be made available to any governmental agencies or academic institutions.