Sponsorship of Orphans and Widows

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In line with the generous grant of His Majesty the King, RCO sponsors orphans and widows from needy families in accordance with its applicable conditions and criteria. This sponsorship involves offering a monthly sum of money to orphans and widowers, credited to their bank accounts.

RCO, basis His Majesty’s direction provides financial assistance to all widows and orphans (registered with RCO) for the Holy month of Ramadhan, Eid AlFitr, and Eid AlAdha reflecting His Majesty’s continuous care and attention to provide, in different occasions, the needed assistance.

 

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Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Verification of the death of the father (for orphans) and the husband (for widows), through the death certificate or widowhood certificate and inheritance deed.
  • A widow must hold a Bahraini nationality or GCC nationality if the deceased was a Bahraini.
  • Orphaned children of a Bahraini widow may be eligible for sponsorship even if they are non-Bahrainis.
  • An orphan under the age of 18 years shall be eligible for sponsorship, whether he/she is a student or has not resumed his/her study, provided he/she is unemployed.
  • An orphan older than 18 years and no more than 24 years shall be eligible for sponsorship, provided he/she is a student at the school or university stage or among those with special needs.
  • A female orphan must be unmarried.
  • A widow must not have married another after the death of the deceased.
  • Orphan and widows must be permanent residents in the Kingdom.

Documents required to apply for sponsorship:

  • Copy of the death certificate or widowhood certificate (for widows).
  • Copy of the inheritance deed, if any.
  • Copy of the smart card and passport of the deceased.
  • Copy of the smart card and passport of the widow.
  • Sources of income which include:
    • Salary certificate.
    • Salary certificate of the employed or pensioned widow.
    • Income from commercial registers in case there are active commercial registers.
    • Family's rental income if there are commercial properties leased.
    • Any other source of income, if any.
  • Copy of the smart cards of children living with the widow.
  • Copy of the bank account number of the widow.
  • Copy of the smart cards and passports of orphans.
  • Copy of the birth certificate and recent study certificate of orphans.
  • The bank account number of orphans or widows, if any. If there is no bank account, then the proxy notice form.

Documents required to apply for sponsorship of a widow without orphans:

  • Copy of the death certificate or widowhood certificate (for widows).
  • Copy of the inheritance deed, if any.
  • Copy of the smart card and passport of the deceased.
  • Copy of the smart card and passport of the widow.

Sources of household income include:

  • Salary certificate of the deceased or widow.
  • Income from commercial registers in case there are active commercial registers.
  • Family's rental income if there are commercial properties leased.
  • Another source of income, if any.
  • Copy of the smart cards of children living with the widow.
  • Copy of the bank account number of the widow.

RCO offers the following seasonal assistance:

  • School bags.
  • Grant of Eid Al-Fitr.
  • Grant of Eid Al-Adha.
  • Grant of Ramadan.
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Sponsorship of Orphans and Widows Application Form

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