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Older People & Housing
Older People and Housing
Older People & Housing Programme
Our aim is to enable older people to adjust to the challenges of ageing

 

We have a strong interest in older people’s issues.  We believe that older people deserve the right support and opportunities to lead a healthy and connected life.  We believe that no one should be chronically lonely or living in accommodation that does not meet their needs.

Funding Priorities

We want to fund not for profit, community led organisations that:

  • Combat Loneliness in Older People
    • Working in areas with a high risk of chronic loneliness*
    • Providing opportunities for older adults to foster new connections 
    • Providing opportunities to support and maintain existing relationships 
  • Provide Housing Solutions
    • Providing innovative ideas for older people's future housing; or
    • Tackling the issues faced by older private renters; or 
    • Enabling older people to live well in their own home 

*Indicators of areas with a high risk of chronic loneliness include high levels of deprivation, high proportion of minoritised communities, high percentage of older adults living alone. 

We Fund

We make awards from £50,000 to £100,000 for up to three years.

As a flexible funder we consider awards that cover running, core, unrestricted and development costs.  Proposals can include new projects, expansion or continuation of current projects. 

All proposals should:

  • align closely to one of the priority areas listed above
  • demonstrate that they have a strong understanding of their local community and work in partnership with other organisations to deliver change
  • have a board and staff (or volunteers) that reflect their users and the communities that they work in

Preference will be given to organisations working with older people who are at high risk of chronic loneliness, which we've identifies as black or ethnic minoritised communities, LGBTQ+ communities, people living with long-term conditions, and informal carers. 

We welcome applications from organisations operating in:

  • London
  • Norfolk
We don't Fund
  • Individuals
  • Capital costs (unless they are part of a revenue application, e.g. tablets or laptops)
  • General appeals or financial support for costs that have already been incurred
  • Overseas work
Funding Process
1
Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Briefly tell us: 

• What you want to do and why
• How much funding you need
• Total cost of the proposal

 

We will let you know whether to submit a full application within four weeks.

2
Unsuccessful (EOI)

Click here to find out more about why you were not asked to submit a full application. 

3
Successful EOI: Invitation to Apply

We will be in touch to discuss your proposal further, let you know about the process and answer any questions you may have. 

4
Application Decision

An average full application takes between three to five months from submission of an EOI to final decision. 

*You will need to log into your account to complete an in-progress application or view previously submitted applications
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