Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Over 55 Community First Fund

Grants for charitable activities that benefit people over the age of 55 in the local authorities of Allerdale, Carlisle and Eden.

Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Limited

Who can apply?
• volunteer groups that work with older people
• charitable not-for-profit organisations that support people over the age of 55

Priority will be given to projects that:
• tackle disadvantage in rural communities
• tackle disadvantage in pockets of deprivation, including the 20% most-deprived wards
• reduce isolation for older people
• improve the health and wellbeing of people over the age of 55

Examples of projects supported:
• exercise classes for older people
• befriending or social activities to reduce isolation
• equipment for a community centre that will also benefit older people
• improvement of community facilities to improve access for older people
• IT classes and digital education for older people

What the fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• individuals

How much can you apply for?
Grants will normally be less than £5,000 over one year, however, there is no minimum or maximum award amount. Please contact Ellen Clements if you would like to discuss applying for a higher award amount.

If you would like further information about this fund please contact:
Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 or email