Who we fund & funding focus

•Older people 65+

•Adults (18+) with a physical or learning disability

•Adults (18+) with mental health problems

We are a unique charity that helps individuals, but please note that all applications for named individuals must be completed by a third party who knows the individual in a professional or community-based capacity. This could be a Barchester staff member, healthcare professional, a social or citizens' advice worker or a charity representative for example. Any application submitted by the named individual or family will not be processed.

We also help small community groups and small local charities. We do not have a formal definition for a small charity, but if a charity has financial reserves in the hundreds of thousands or millions, it is very unlikely that we would be able to help.

We help people and groups based in England, Scotland and Wales.

We favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. Our grants range from £100 up to £5,000, with the average grant in 2019 being approx. £775.

Our funding focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. We support applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged.