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Pargiter Trust Grant funding for organisations working with older people

Further £50K secured for vulnerable older people

Vulnerable older people will continue to be supported by the Guernsey Community Foundation following the confirmation of repeat funding from the Pargiter Trust.

The Foundation distributes funds locally on behalf of the UK-based Charitable Trust, which aims to assist disadvantaged older people to be independent, healthy and socially included.

£50k has already been distributed in the Bailiwick since 2014 and now a further £50k has been made available for granting.

Charitable organisations who work with older people in the Bailiwick are encouraged to come forward and apply for funding. The Pargiter Trust defines older people as being over 65 years of age and applications should focus on this age group.

Grants will be awarded to support work or projects meeting the following themes: improving health and well-being of older people; improving access to facilities, advice and training; overcoming problems - helping older people who are experiencing difficult circumstances.

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.

Sue Gardiner, Chair, Pargiter Trust said:  “We are delighted to be able to continue our relationship with the Guernsey Community Foundation. Our funds have been making a real difference to local lives since 2014 and we are pleased to be available to help plug a clear funding gap in this area.”

The grant application process will be open from 6th March to 31st March.  Full criteria and application forms are available to download from the grants page and may be completed by hand or electronically. Help is available by contacting the Foundation on 748056 or emailing sadie@foundation.gg

2016 Grant recipients

  • Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association
    £3,025 to purchase a portable amplifying system and personal listeners for care homes
  • Guernsey Bereavement Service
    £1,400 to run a bereavement support group for the older age group
  • Guernsey Sports Commission
    £1,000 towards funding for an activities week for older people
  • Ageing Well in the Bailiwick
    £9,100 to provide part-funding for the salary of an Executive Officer for the group

Photo caption: Olive Marquis of Chateau du Village Nursing Home using one of the digital listeners, with carer Elisabete Andrade and Sadie Siviter de Paucar of the Guernsey Community Foundation.

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