Funding to Combat Loneliness Among Older People and Adults with Disabilities Across Great Britain

Barchester Healthcare Foundation is offering grants up to £5,000 for small community groups and local charities for projects that help reduce isolation and loneliness, promote group activities and generally improve mobility and quality of life for older people and adults with physical, learning, or mental disabilities. The Foundation will support practical solutions that enable people to connect or re-connect to others in their local community and lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency, and dignity. 

Funding is intended to help small community groups and local charities with the following: 

  • Activity projects.
  • Equipment and materials for use by members.
  • Member transport.
  • Day trips, outings, and group holidays in the UK.

Priority will be given to innovative projects that help older people and those with a disability to get active, meet people, and reduce isolation. Funding is for small and local groups, and groups with financial reserves in the hundreds of thousands or millions are unlikely to receive support.

Applications can be submitted at any time.