New fund to support disadvantaged older people in Kent

We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new fund. The Pargiter Trust supports disadvantaged older people to be independent, healthy and socially included. 

The fund will provide funding at the smaller grassroots level to benefit the elderly who are over 65 years of age. It will award grants to non-profit organisations including charities and voluntary groups who are providing support to elderly people across Kent. The fund would like to be active in areas of greatest need in Kent and to include focus of underrepresented BAME and LGBT groups where possible.

The fund will continue to support projects meeting one or more of the following themes: 

• Improving health and well-being – reducing isolation, providing hot meals and refreshments and helping older people to stay active through sports, arts, recreation, social clubs and volunteering. 

 • Improving access to facilities, advice and training – providing transport, supporting projects providing respite for carers, supporting Good Neighbourhood and befriending schemes and improving access to information and IT for older people, particularly where this involves intergenerational work.

 • Overcoming problems - helping elderly people who are experiencing difficult circumstances due to an illness, injury, disability, bereavement or financial difficulty.

Apply now or call the team on 01303 814500 for more information.