Grants for reaching older people most likely to be missing out

Smaller registered charities across the UK that are working with some of the older people hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis can apply for grants.

Applications are now being accepted for a new Fund that aims to support charities that are making a real and immediate difference to vulnerable older people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and beyond.

Registered charities that have at least one paid member of staff (part-time is fine) and an annual income of £1 million or less can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000.

The funding is for work in one of the following two priority areas:

  • Supporting older people living in particularly complex and challenging situations.
  • Supporting older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind.

Charities that do not specialise in work with older people are welcome to apply but they must already be providing services for older people as part of their work.

A total of £2 million will be awarded in grants over four funding rounds, with £500,000 available during each round.  The first deadline for applications is 09:00 on 4 June 2020.

Further information can be found here.

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