Pargiter Charitable Trust

The Pargiter Trust funding helps organisations working with disadvantaged older people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Funds are awarded to these charitable and voluntary organisations via a grants programme.


Who can apply?

The Programme is open to:

  • Any voluntary organisation, grass-roots group or committee, non-profit organisation or registered charity which works to support disadvantaged older people in the Bailiwick.
  • Applications may also be considered from professionals working in this field.

What are the criteria?

Areas supported are:

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

Improving access to facilities, advice and training – supporting projects providing respite for carers, supporting Good Neighbourhood and befriending schemes and improving access to information and IT for older people, particularly where this involves intergenerational work;

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

Pargiter does not fund marketing/branding activities or vehicle costs.

Grants may fund existing services or facilities, or new initiatives and can contribute to either capital costs such as funding new equipment or supporting on going running costs.

Older people are defined as being 65 years plus.


How can I apply?

Please read the guidelines before completing an application form. Contact to request an application form.

Please complete and submit by email to along with annual accounts (audited if possible) and any relevant quotes.

Safeguarding: The Pargiter Trust and the Guernsey Community Foundation require evidence that satisfactory and proportionate safeguarding procedures are in place for how your organisation works with over 65s – please also submit a copy of your safeguarding procedures or policy.

There are generally two rounds a year, in the Spring and the Autumn, but you can apply whenever you like.

If you have any enquiries about the application process please contact us by email or on 259523.

What happens next?

If your application is successful, you will be required to:

  • sign terms and conditions before receiving the grant payment, guaranteeing that grant funds will be spent as specified in the application.
  • write a report describing how funds were spent and what was achieved by the grant, 12 months after receiving the grant.
  • provide a financial statement to support the written report.
  • upon request, allow a site visit from the Foundation staff to show how funds have been spent and what difference has been made.
  • agree to monitoring by the Foundation staff throughout the life of the project or initiative, and when the funds have been completely spent.

If you have any further questions or need assistance to complete the form, please contact us on 259523 or email

About the Pargiter Trust

Since 2014 the Foundation has acted on behalf of the Pargiter Trust to distribute funds to charitable and voluntary organisations working with disadvantaged older people in the Bailiwick. The Foundation administers these funds via a grants programme.

In 2005, the Honorable Isobel Cooper Heyman founded the Pargiter Trust 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.

Trustee – Isobel Cooper Heyman

Isobel Cooper Heyman 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. More information on their work can be found on their website

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