Grants For Older People

Friends of the Elderly provides grants to older people living on low incomes.

We are currently open for new applications.

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from Friends of the Elderly.

We are continuing to make more grants than ever to those vulnerable older people who are most in need.

Who can apply?

Friends of the Elderly provides small grants (normally up to £400) to older people who are:

  • Resident in England and Wales
  • Who are living on low incomes
  • Who do not fit the criteria for other funders.

How can you apply?

A Referral Agent must make a grant application on your behalf.

Currently, we are only accepting emailed applications, please do not send us a postal application as we cannot access it.

The grant has made such a difference – it means I don’t have to choose between keeping warm and eating.

Mary, 78, client

More information can be downloaded here :

If you require a Word version of these documents please email for an application pack.

Information for Older People needing a grant-pdf

Information for Referral Agents-pdf

Electronic Application form-pdf 

Direct Purchase form-pdf 

We are prioritising requests for essential items and have modified our processes to ensure we can still make grants even though you might not be able to meet with your Referral Agent face to face due to the current Covid-19 pandemic lockdown measures.

Covid-19 – alternatives for supporting evidence

If you need to speak to us prior to applying please leave a message on 0330 332 1110 and a member of the team will call you back within 5 working days.