Older People

Older People

Throughout its history the Wolfson Foundation has not only funded medical research but has also made awards for people with particular health needs, often through smaller charities doing excellent work in a specific local community.

The Foundation’s focus in this area is on supporting capital projects for charities which provide care for older people in residential or day settings (including people with neurodegenerative conditions) or support for older people who are isolated.

Grants are awarded towards new buildings, refurbishments and equipment, with the aim of producing the following outcomes:

  1. Increased access to services for new and existing users
  2. Improved quality and range of services
  3. Improved financial stability of the organisation

Successful grant applications generally have identified gaps in local provision or made an attempt to meet increasing demand on services. Careful regard for the sustainability of the project is also important.


A full list of exclusions is available here.

Applications for this programme can be made via the link to the right.


Click below for our online
stage 1 application form

Please ensure you have first read the relevant programme section and general advice on applying, via the menus to the left.