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

Small grants of up to £500 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:

  • Home Essentials to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations;
  • Digital Connection to help older people get online;
  • Financial Support to help with unexpected bills;
  • Essential Living Costs including clothing, food, medicines and books.

Applications must be made via a third-party Referral Agent such as charities, local authority and social services representatives.

Applications can be made at any time, but resources are limited.

Useful Links:

Information for Older People needing a grant

Finding A Referral Agent

Guidance Notes for Referral Agents and Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions

Grants Application Form

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