Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. Our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, and we support applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged.

Like most charitable organisations, our finances are under pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic because of the cancellation of most fundraising events. In order to maintain our level of grants at a time when, arguably, they are needed most, we have decided to use a proportion of the funds from the Jeanette Gill Specialist Awards to support our usual grants this year. This means that we are open for applications as normal, but will be awarding more part grants in order to help more people and groups in these challenging times. The next round of the Jeanette Gill Specialist Awards will now be in 2021.