Spencer Trust

The mission of the Amey Tucker Spencer Fund, a charitable trust, is to benefit the poor and unfortunate people of Barrington utilizing income derived by the Trust.

Funding from the Trust has helped those in need through the programs and agencies listed below. See link to Funding Request Application (PDF file) and (Word file).


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Crisis Fund

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) administers the Spencer Trust Crisis Fund, which makes available funding to help cover expenses related to crises encountered by income-eligible Barrington residents. The program can provide up to $500 per request per applicant, with a maximum of two requests funded within a 12-month. Applicants must meet EBCAP's income guidelines.

For more information, please contact Judy Macedo at EBCAP: jmacedo@ebcap.org.

Emergent Fund

The Town’s Emergent Fund program makes grants available to income-eligible Barrington residents whose household has a financial need due to an unexpected one-time expense or loss of income. Requests are funded on a first come, first-served basis not to exceed $1,000 per household during each six-month application period. Eligible households may receive assistance totaling no more than $1,000 per request, subject to available funding.


Requests may be referred to East Bay Community Action Program, which administers the Town’s Crisis Fund and other assistance programs.

Contact: Debra Page-Trim. Email: dpagetrim@barrington.ri.gov

Home Repair Program

The Town makes available to income-qualified homeowners zero interest loans that are forgiven after five years if the house has not been sold. Eligible projects include roof replacements, heating system replacements, windows and doors, handicap-accessibility projects, etc. 

For information about applying for a Home Repair Loan, please call 247-1900 x365.

Please note it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. More information about Fair Housing: