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Funding to Reduce Isolation & Loneliness for Older People and Adults with Disabilities

Barchester Healthcare Foundation is offering grants of between £100 and £5,000 for small community groups and local charities across England, Scotland, and Wales.  They do not have a formal definition for a small charity, but suggest if a charity has financial reserves in the hundreds of thousands or millions, it is very unlikely that they would be able to help.

Funding is available for projects that help reduce isolation and loneliness, promote group activities and generally improve mobility and quality of life for older people and adults with physical, learning, or mental disabilities. Including, but not limited to:

  • Activity projects
  • Equipment and materials for use by members
  • Member transport
  • Day trips, outings and group holidays in the UK

Grants range from £100 up to £5,000, with the average grant in 2021 being approx. £725.

For more information see their website: Barchester Charitable Foundation (


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