Older people

The Foundation funds work that benefits elderly people, generally those in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. We have seen increasing demand in this category with 30-45 grants being made each year.

Trustees recently agreed a greater focus on specific areas of work for the elderly especially for those in rural and more deprived areas.

The aim in this category is to reduce loneliness and isolation, improve physical and mental wellbeing, help maintain independence and a quality of life for older people.

We will focus funding to help reduce the significant issues faced by the elderly and help them remain an important part of their community. That will include people who live in care homes as well as those who remain in their own homes. Activities that will be considered will include befriending schemes, handyman services, intergenerational projects, access to transport and other services. Also advice services that help alleviate pensioner and fuel poverty, advocacy services and support that protect the elderly from any form of abuse. Lunch clubs and social activities will still be considered where it meets the criteria in this category.

The Foundation recognises the growing impact of dementia within the older population and on families, especially those who care for people with dementia. We are keen to support projects that seek to develop community initiatives that offer sustainable, long term support for older people in communities.

If you have any queries or need further clarification on eligibility, please contact tim@allenlane.org.uk.  

See below for some cases studies of a selection of the more recent grants we have made.

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