Pargiter Trust Applications Now Open

Call for grant applications to benefit older people.

The Guernsey Community Foundation is encouraging local charities and grassroots organisations that work with older people to apply for funds provided by a UK-based charitable trust.

The Pargiter Trust helps people aged 65 and above to live more independently, stay healthy, and feel socially included. The Foundation distributes funds on behalf of the Trust to charitable organisations from across the Bailiwick. £130,000 has been distributed since 2014.

Grants are awarded in support of work that improves the health and wellbeing of older people. Such work might involve increased access to facilities, advice and training, and help overcoming problems relating to old age.

Grants can be used to fund existing services or new initiatives, or to meet or offset capital costs such as the purchase of new equipment. Applications are also considered from organisations that support carers of older people, and from professionals working in this field.

Jim Roberts, Chief Executive of the Guernsey Community Foundation, said: “For nearly five years now we’ve been helping the Pargiter Trust help older people in Guernsey and Alderney. There is no lower limit on the amount that can applied for, and the application process is quick and easy. That said, if anyone needs advice about how to make a request for funding, they should give us a call. We’re very keen to help Pargiter help those who need it.”

Grant applications will be accepted until Wednesday 11th July.  Full criteria and application forms are available to download from the Guernsey Community Foundation’s website – – and may be completed by hand or electronically. Help is available by contacting the Foundation on 748056 or by emailing


2018 Round 1 Grant recipients


Alderney Community & Sports Centre Charitable Trust

£3,890 towards steps for the swimming pool, a shower wheelchair and railings.

Dementia Friendly Guernsey

£2,000 towards training courses and support materials.

Guille Allès Library

£6,900 for a one year pilot to develop an outreach and home delivery service for older adults.

St John's Residential & Nursing Home

£7,280 towards costs for the weekly exercise group, pressure relieving cushions and riser recliner chairs.

Le Grand Courtil Community Association

£1,680 towards coaching sessions

Styx Centre

£18,432 towards activity practitioners; development costs; lunch clubs and games session. 

St Peter's Church

£2,000 for a mealfollowing the People’s Service on Liberation Day 2018, for older people who experienced the Occupation or Evacuations.

Eldad Elim Church

£4,994 for the programme of quarterly hot meals for Seniors and Café excursions


We look forward to hearing from you.

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