The Dunhill Medical Trust offers grants to third sector organisations active in the UK who work directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier.
In particular grants are available to support:
- The care of older people, including rehabilitation and palliative care.
- Projects which, if successful, could enable applicants to apply for funding from other sources.
The following levels of funding are available:
- Projects – Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to support time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people which are innovative and/or based on evidence of best practice and which can become self-sustaining within a planned period.
- Building and physical infrastructure – Grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 are available to provide accommodation/developments in the built environment for older people to enhance and maintain their health, well-being and independence and/or specific pieces of equipment or furnishings which can be used for the care and support of individuals (for example, installation of a hearing loop system).
- Capability – Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available to support the development of knowledge, skills and capabilities in community-based organisations.
To be eligible for funding applicants must have a policy of inclusiveness, equality and non-discrimination (ie applications should not be unduly restrictive).
The Trust will not normally support applications for its schemes for community-based organisations from organisations with an annual income in excess of £10 million or with £100 million or more in assets.
The deadline for project grant applications is 29 September 2017 (5pm).