Grants For Older People

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

We are currently open for 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 are our grants for?

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

  • Resident in England and Wales
  • Of/over state pension age
  • Who are living on low incomes and with little savings
  • Who do not fit the criteria for other funders

How can you apply?

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

Referral Agents can register and apply online here:

Grants Application Login

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If a referral agent requires a word version of the application form/pack please email and a member of the team will send one to you.

More information, including who can be a Referral Agent can be found here:

Senior woman adjusting her thermostat

Priority for Essential Items

We are prioritising requests for essential items and have modified our processes to ensure we can still make grants even though older people might not be able to meet with their Referral Agent face to face due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic and social distancing measures.

If you need to speak to us prior to applying please email our team at for the quickest response.
If necessary, you can leave us a message on 0330 332 1110 and a member of the team will you call back within 5 working days.

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

Mary, 78, client