Friends of the Elderly’s grants programme is designed to assist older individuals facing financial difficulties. With the aim to provide support to older people who are struggling to make ends meet, and to ensure they are able to live with dignity and in comfort. Grants can be used to cover essential expenses such as purchasing a new fridge, paying unexpected bills, food, clothing, or covering gas and electricity costs.
The application process is managed through organisations who register with Friends of the Elderly and work with older people in their local communities. These organisations are known as Referral Agents, they might be community centres, religious centres, carers centres, housing associations, advice organisations like Citizen’s Advice or other charities like Age UK.