Older people

The Foundation focuses on funding work that benefits older people, generally aged over 60 years. 

We have seen a growing number of applications in this category from a diverse range of organisations, with around 25-45 grants being made each year. 

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.

In recent years the work supported has been both in care facilities and in the community and recognises issues in both rural and urban areas. Projects funded include advice and information, advocacy, befriending, community transport, exercise classes, intergenerational schemes, lunch/social clubs, a range of arts and crafts, and projects around the abuse of older people.

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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