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Donate To Older People

Your support means we can continue to protect, connect and help older people

Older people need our help now more than ever.

Many of the older people we support have no one else to turn to and are relying on us.

We have supported people for over 100 years and we’re not stopping now.

The situation is ever changing but, with the wealth of experience and knowledge of our staff and volunteers, we have quickly adapted our services.

Please help us to provide the continuity, support, friendship, and financial assistance that they desperately need.

We will continue to connect and unite older people during this difficult and anxious time.

  • We are finding creative ways for our clients to stay connected to people, such as delivering messages of support from around the world.
  • We are continuing to award grants to older people living on low incomes, including purchasing items such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones so they can stay in touch with friends and family.

We are helping protect and support vulnerable older people

  • 1.9 million older people in the UK live in poverty. From covering vital heating bills, to providing mobility adaptations and replacing broken cookers and fridges, our grants service is a financial lifeline to older people with no one else to turn to. Every day we receive phone calls for help. In 2020 we distributed £199,896 worth of life-changing grants.
  • Our essential services are going above and beyond PPE protocols to keep our clients and staff safe.

Make a single donation

Make a regular donation

Donation through post*
If you would prefer to send a donation through the post, please download and complete our Single Donation Form or Regular Donation Form.
*(Due to the ongoing coronavirus we may have limited access to our London office so please consider donating online at this time.)

Gift aid Donation
If you have donated in the past and would like Friends of the Elderly to claim Gift Aid on your donations, please download a Gift Aid Form and post it back to us.

Thank you for bringing comfort and reassurance to older people
at this uncertain and difficult time.

Your gift will go towards where the need is greatest at Friends of the Elderly.

Read Our 2020 Impact Report

Other ways to support us

Donate in memory

When we lose a loved one, it can help us cope by doing something meaningful in their name.
Find out more here.

A Gift in your Will

Your support means we can continue to prevent loneliness in older age and provide financial help to those who need it most.
Click here for more information on leaving a gift in your Will.

Corporate Support and Partnership

Are you looking for a way to unite you employees behind a cause close to everyone’s heart? Read more about making a corporate donation here.

“We are a great country and we have seen it all: day and night, love and hate, happiness and hunger. But for some of us it can be a real struggle and you can end up being without any support. To be quite honest with you, I’d be lost without Friends of the Elderly. So many of us would be. They provide invaluable support to older people.” – Edward*, 70, grant recipient.


*Names change to protect privacy.