The foundation helps older people (aged 65+) and other adults with a physical or learning disability or mental health problems and favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. This year the focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community – applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive highest priority.
As well as funding individuals, small community groups and small local charities are also supported (there is no formal definition for a small charity, but if a charity has financial reserves in the hundreds of thousands or millions, it is unlikely that they would receive funding).
Activities such as social activities, outings or events, small equipment purchases and specific projects are funded, but there is no support available forgeneral running costs, salaries and indirect services (such as helplines, websites or research).
Grants of £100 to £5,000 available to small charities.