Grants Available

Who may apply?
Any registered charities or voluntary organisations providing assistance to older people who live within the 32 wards of Manchester or 20 wards of Salford.

What do we support?
•Activity/Skills Programmes
•Reduction of Social Isolation
•Inclusion in Community

 The above list is not exhaustive – any services which benefit the lives of older people will be considered

What do we not support?

  • Charities/organisations based outside of the geographical area detailed above
  • Charities/organisations whose clients are not classified as older people 
  • Salaries/Staff or volunteer expenses
  • Purchase of IT equipment for the use of staff/volunteers
  • Grants in excess of £2,000 will not normally be considered
  • Trustees will not fund projects retrospectively
  • Organisations will annual income in excess of £100,000


For more details please see our grant application guidelines

Our Grant Making Policy can be found here

A copy of our grant application form can be found here (right click on the link and select open in new window, the document should then download)

Completed grant application forms, along with supporting documentation should be emailed to All applications will be acknowledged.

Trustees will consider applications 4 times per year. The timetable below shows the grant application periods:


Applications received February to April 2024 will be considered at the June 2024 meeting

Applications received May to July 2024 will be considered at the September 2024 meeting

Applications received August to October 2024 will be considered at the December 2024 meeting

Applications received November 2024 to January 2025 will be considered at the March 2025 meeting