Late last year, our trustee, Denis Riley, secured the transfer of assets from the Avenues Trust to BDCVS.
The interest from the fund is ring-fenced. It is for older people, and work with older people, in Barking & Dagenham and Havering (Romford only).
Given the current focus on loneliness and older people, BDCVS is piloting a new grants programme for older residents. We will pilot a second grant programme for organisations working with older people later in the year.
Up to 18 grants of between £100 and £300 are available. These are to help older people over the age of 65 who find themselves in debt.
Applications must be supported by a statutory or voluntary organisation that commits to supporting the individual beyond the grant. Support must given for at least six months after the grant. The support must include: money-management, combatting social isolation, and dealing with loneliness.
Closing date: Monday 12 February 2018 (5pm)
Download the application form (below) to apply.