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Grants for the Elderly
and Older Adults

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland and Wales. 

It gives grants to help reduce isolation and loneliness, promote group activities and generally improve people's independence, mobility and quality of life. Grants range from £100 to £1,000 for individuals and up to £2,500 for community groups.

It funds:

  • Older people 65+
  • Adults 18+ with a physical or learning disability
  • Adults 18+ with mental problems
  • Individuals
  • Small community groups and charities.

Applications for named individuals must be completed by a third party, who knows the individual in a professional or community-based capacity. This could be a healthcare professional, a social or citizen’s advice worker or a charity representative.

The online or downloadable application form is available on their website.

England, Scotland and Wales only.

Friends of the Elderly

Friends of the Elderly supports older people resident in England and Wales in need to help them retain their independence and dignity.

It is able to provide one-off grants for home essential items such as household items (including white goods), online connection, bills and essential living costs.

Applicants must be in receipt of state pension or over state pension age on low income and savings of less than £4,000.

It will not fund items provided by Statutory services or items already purchased.

All applications should be made by a third party such as Citizens Advice, Social Services or AgeUK through the online application form.

Home Warmth for the Aged Benevolent Fund

A small charity that help elderly people on low income throughout the UK.

It provides heating appliances, fuel, bedding and warm clothes.

Further information can be obtained from:

Mr.W.J. Berentemfel, 19 Towers Wood, South Darenth, Dartford, DA4 9BQ or email:

HoneyRose Foundation

The HoneyRose Foundation is a wish charity for adults over 40 years who are suffering from a life threatening or terminal illness.

It provides memorable experiences, a special day or a weekend with their family.

Past wishes include a visit to the Emmerdale film set, a trip to Liverpool Football club and travelling on the West Highland Railway Line.

To apply: contact the office tel: 01744 451919 or write to: The Honey Rose Foundation, 2-4 Cotham Street, St Helens WA10 1SL for an application form.

See also:

The Concertina Charitable Trust (funding of musical activities for the elderly)

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