Independent Age Grants Fund

Independent Age Grants Fund

Coronavirus has changed the lives of everyone in the UK, but this is particularly true for our older generation who remain amongst the most affected. Before coronavirus struck the nation, Independent Age was exploring how to strengthen collaboration with older people and local organisations with the aim of shaping a more active role in supporting communities.

To cope with the current emergency, Independent Age have released £2 million to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus. Grants Fund will comprise of four separate funding rounds. In each round they will make £500,000 available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each.

Application closing dates for each funding round are detailed as follows:

  Round opens for applications Closing date for applications When we will confirm our decision
Round 1 18 May 2020 9am on 4 June 2020 19 June 2020
Round 2 8 June 2020 9am on 2 July 2020 17 July 2020
Round 3 27 July 2020 9am on 21 August 2020 3 September 2020
Round 4 24 August 2020 9am on 18 September 2020 1 October 2020

More information about eligibility as well as guidance and the application form can be found on