Charities and voluntary organisations offer a lifeline for many older people. Their work helps the elderly to live independently for longer, manage their health issues and keep them from becoming victims of crime. They also provide support to carers and create opportunities where people can come together for meals and activities that build friendships and reduce social isolation.
The contribution of voluntary and community organisations is vital to improve the health and wellbeing of older people and also significantly relieves pressure on social care and health services.
Read about some of the projects we have funded below or view full list of grants awarded this year.