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A helping hand for older people

A helping hand for older people

Monday 08 July 2019

A helping hand for older people

The Guernsey Community Foundation is inviting applications for grant funding from charitable and community organisations that support older people.

Since 2014, the UK-based Pargeter Trust has awarded £175,000 via the Foundation to local charities that help people aged 65 and above to live independently, stay healthy, and feel socially included.

Charities wishing to apply for funding have until Friday 26 July to submit an application form to the Foundation.

"Earlier this year the Community Foundation oversaw a very successful round of applications to the Pargiter Trust, covering a broad range of worthy local projects," said  Guernsey Community Foundation Chief Executive Jim Roberts. "These projects have been as diverse as art classes to promote wellbeing and inclusion, a social history project about the Occupation and renovating buildings which host crucial activities and services for elderly islanders, to make them more accessible.

 "Grants are awarded in support of work which improves the health and wellbeing of older people. Grants can be used to fund existing services or new initiatives, or to meet capital costs such as the purchase of new equipment or payments towards salaries where roles specifically benefit islanders over 65. We consider applications from organisations that support carers of older people, and from professionals working in this field.”

The organisations supported through the grant system in February this year include Health Connections, Tin Whistle, Le Grand Courtil and Arts For Impact, with all funding designated to a specific project. 

Application forms are available to download from the Foundation’s website – and can be completed by hand or electronically.

For any queries relating to applications, contact the Community Foundation on 723442 or by emailing

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