Time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people which are innovative and/or based on evidence of best practice and which can become self-sustaining within a planned period. Priority will be given to services which are focused on older people, enhance existing mainstream services and which are not currently funded by statutory organisations elsewhere in the UK. The Trust will expect the beneficiary organisation to have a robust plan to create the ongoing revenue to maintain the service as the charitable funding diminishes and to have processes in place to ensure minimum disruption to the beneficiaries in implementing these plans.
We will also expect grant applicants to be able to demonstrate the evidence base underpinning their proposals and their plans for suitable evaluation and demonstration of impact.
The Trust does not currently make contributions to the ongoing core costs (general running costs) of an organisation but will make a reasonable contribution towards salary costs for staff to carry out the proposed work detailed in the project for which funds are being requested. The request for a staff salary contribution must represent good value for money for the organisation.
We have two other funding schemes available for community-based organisations who work directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier.
It’s really important that you take the following steps before applying as we receive many more applications each year than we can possibly fund. We know how much work is involved in putting an application together so want to make sure you have the best possible chance of success.
- Check that your work fits with our funding priorities
- Take the Eligibility Quiz
There are two deadlines for application each year. To find out more, visit the website by clicking here.