Apply for a grant

One way in which we support ageing adults is to provide grants to existing charities and community groups.

Supporting communities

Money raised from our dedicated network of Home Instead Offices and external supporters fund groups who support the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of ageing adults.

**We are changing our application windows from January 2024**

We will be opening applications for funding 4 times per year: January; April; July and October. Applications received outside of these windows will not be processed. Please build these new application windows into your funding timelines.

Applications received in January will be processed and awarded in February

Applications received in April will be processed and awarded in May

Applications received in July will be processed and awarded in August

Applications received in October will be processed and awarded in November.

Please bear in mind we are a small charity with limited resource. We aim to fulfil all eligible requests for funding, but limited resources means that this may not be possible.

Please note: If you opt out of email communications we are unable to contact you to tell you about the progress of your application. This effectively stops us processing your application for funding. We DO NOT use your email address for ANY marketing purposes, we use your email purely to communicate with you on the progress of your funding application.

Apply for a grant

Our eligibility criteria:

  • If you are a small grass roots organisation you can apply for funding up to £500.
  • If you are a small local registered charity you can apply for funding up to £1,500.
  • If your group is a registered charity, you must attach a copy of your governing document AND your last set of accounts. If either of these documents are missing, we will not be able to process your application. 
  • Most of your group members must be over 55 years old or the project you are requesting funding for must benefit people aged over 55
  • The project must support its members through activities and projects that support wellbeing or reduce social isolation and/or loneliness
  • Your group must be open and inclusive irrespective of race, religion, disability, sex or sexual orientation
  • We will only fund individuals if it is to provide access to your group, i.e. transport costs or communications devices to access your groups activities.
  • We will only fully fund grant requests from organisations who hold no more than 3 months operating costs in reserve. If you have more than this, the charity will only co-fund your project up to a maximum 50% of the funding required.
  • We will consider applications from groups, associations and charities that do not service the over 50s directly but the project they require funding for does, i.e., a local school wishes to hold a special afternoon tea for its local care home residents.
  • If you are a registered charity your application must be accompanied by a copy of your constitution and annual accounts.


What we can fund:

  • Regular weekly or monthly events and activities such as weekly cinema club, weekly knit and natter or Thursday lunch club
  • One off activities such as a day trip or a Christmas lunch
  • Activities such as yoga or a guest speaker for your group such as a local historian

What we cannot fund:

  • Salaries
  • Core/running costs
  • Capital and/or revenue projects
  • Set up costs
  • We are not able to fund the same project twice in one year.

Your group MUST have a bank account in the SAME name of the Group you are applying for funding under.

Please consider our application ‘windows’ before your submission as any applications received outside of these timeframes will not be processed.


If you experience issues attaching your documents you can email them to: [email protected]

Apply for a grant