Deadline to secure funding for a grant to benefit the elderly closes soon

The deadline to submit an application by any charity or voluntary group working with the elderly in Guernsey closes on Monday 8 December.  The Guernsey Community Foundation, who acts on behalf of the Pargiter Trust Funds, will award grants to non-profit organisations including charities and voluntary groups and will support projects meeting one or more of the following themes – improving health & well being, improving access to facilities, advice and training or overcoming problems.

Further details, along with application forms, are on the Foundation’s website.

Anyone interested is asked to contact Dave Chilton at the Foundation on 748056 or davec@foundation.gg .  

Notes for Editors

1.       Criteria

Grants may fund existing services or facilities, or new initiatives and can contribute to either capital costs such as funding new equipment or support on-going running costs. The Trust will also accept applications from organisations supporting carers of older people and may also accept applications from professionals working in this field. The Trust will award grants to non-profit organisations including charities and voluntary groups and will support projects meeting one or more of the following themes:

o   Improving health & well-being – reducing isolation, providing hot meals and refreshments and helping older people to stay active through sports, arts, recreation, social clubs and volunteering;

o   Improving access to facilities, advice and training – providingtransport, supporting Good Neighbourhood and befriending schemes and improving access to information and IT for older people;

o   Overcoming problems - helping older people who are experiencing difficult circumstances due to an illness, injury, disability, bereavement or financial difficulty;

2.       The Honorable Isobel Cooper-Heyman founded the Pargiter Trust in 2005 to support older people. Isobel was a Trustee of The National Benevolent Fund for The Aged (NBFA) for a number of years and was a passionate campaigner, ensuring older people have the support they need to maintain independence and live healthy, happy lives.

She founded the Pargiter Trust to continue her work alleviating social isolation and stress wherever possible for older people living in England and the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

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For any queries on the release or opportunities for interview please contact:
Dave Chilton, Chief Executive of Guernsey Community Foundation, call 748056 or davec@foundation.gg

The Pargiter Trust is represented by Suzanne Gardiner and she can be contacted by email on suzanne@pargitertrust.co.uk

The Pargiter Trust website is www.pargitertrust.org.uk

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