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Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales)

Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales.

Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders.

Whilst priority will be given to funding essential items including clothing, food, medicines, and books, the funding can also be used to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations; help older people get online; and to help with unexpected bills.

Applications must be made via a third-party Referral Agent such as a charity, local authority, housing association, Information, Advice and Guidance provider or social services representative.

Applications can be made at any time.


Useful Links:

Information for Older People needing a grant

Finding A Referral Agent

Guidance Notes for Referral Agents and Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions

23rd September 2022