Friends of the Elderly - Grants to elderly people on low income

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Service summary

Grants to alleviate stress and worry

If you live in England or Wales, are of state retirement age and are living on a low income, get in touch as our grants could help.

We currently have three types of grants available: Home essentials – to cover the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations.

Digital connection – can be used towards the cost of equipment, such as tablets and smartphones, as well as broadband costs.

Financial support – to help with unexpected bills and large costs, such as utility bills, funeral costs or moving fees.

Client groups

Who is eligible?

You can apply for a grant with us if you meet the following criteria:
  • You are of state retirement age.
  • You live in England or Wales.
  • You are managing on a low income with savings of less than £4,000.
  • You are not living in a residential care home.

Further information

How can I apply?

Applications need to be made through a referring agent. This can be someone working in local health or social care teams, the Citizens Advice, or other charities and community groups. Please call us if you aren’t sure if you are eligible.

Area served


The page was last updated on 8 November 2018

Main address

Friends of the Elderly Central Office
40-42 Ebury Street

Main telephone

020 7730 8263

Organisation email