Funding
Friends of the Elderly – Grants for Older People
Deadline to apply Open
Size of Grant Up to £500
Fund Type Financial Support
About the funding

This fund is open to support older people who are state pension age 66 years and over, living on low incomes in England or Wales and facing financial difficulties.

The older person must be:

  • Currently residing in England or Wales
  • In privately owned, privately rented, or social housing (not in residential care or a nursing home)
  • Of/over UK state pension age
  • On a low income and with savings of less than £4,000 or £5,000 for joint applications

There are four grant streams:

  • Home Essentials – to help with the cost of replacing everyday items in the home (white goods such as washing machines, fridges, freezers etc. and furnishings), small home repairs and mobility adaptations
  • Digital Connections – to help older people get online and stay connected and can be used towards the cost of equipment such as tablets and smartphones as well as broadband and data costs
  • Financial Support – to help with unexpected bills and large costs such as utility bills, funeral costs for loved ones, moving fees etc
  • Essential Living Costs – to help with everyday expenses such as clothing, food, medicines, books, travel to medical appointments or other activities
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