Independent Age launches cost-of-living grants
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Aiming to provide 25 grants of £40,000, Independent Age has opened phase one of the application process – deadline 16th September.

Applications for the new grant are open to charities and community organisations with the aim to get more money into the pockets of older people and help ensure they don’t have to choose between buying food and heating their home this winter.

It is expected that the grants will support projects like:

  • advice and information initiatives – such as helplines, drop-in sessions or community outreach work – that provide guidance to establish whether someone is entitled to relevant benefits
  • active support programmes that, through guidance to fill in forms and the like, help over 65s to claim benefits they are entitled to
  • budgeting advice and/or support to access better energy deals
  • debt advice, where an organisation is appropriately registered to give this
  • short-term help, such as access to grants to deal with one-off costs or emergencies or subsidised property maintenance, for older people already struggling financially.

For more information about eligibility and the application process visit Independent Age.

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