Funding & grants

 
 
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Age UK National Charity manages and administers a range of grant programmes to support our local partners and organisations which are registered as Friends of Age UK, who in turn provide local services and support for people in later life. We also commission and fund research relating to age and ageing.

 
Our grant funds are built up from donations by individuals, charitable trusts and companies. We also occasionally receive government and national lottery funding for distribution to local projects.
 

Who can apply for a grant?

Currently, Age UK National Charity only has funding available to support our local partners and registered Friends of Age UK.
 
If you are part of a local organisation - e.g. a local Group or Forum - or an individual seeking support you may wish to make contact with your local Age UK partner to see if any funding or support is available in your area.
 

Contact us

If you would like any further advice about available funding, please feel free to contact the Age UK Grants Team by emailing grants@ageuk.org.uk or calling 0203 033 1735.
 

Later Life in the UK factsheet

  • This factsheet, which is updated on a monthly basis, is the most up-to-date source of publicly available, general information on people in later life in the UK.

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