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Organisational Giving

We work with organisations across Bristol, Bath and North-East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset to improve facilities and opportunities for older people by funding projects within their communities.

The next step on our journey is a comprehensive review of our grant-giving and as such we will be unable to accept applications from organisations to our Organisational Giving Fund from January 2024 until the summer. We will keep you updated with our plans as they develop.

We aim to develop relationships with organisations at a local level, particularly around our villages, to find opportunities to collaborate and maximise our impact.

We deliver different types of grant programmes but our core funding principle is the focus on improving the quality of life of older people in the region.

We launch specific funds to address an identified need, e.g. improving the mental health of older people, or peer support projects. These types of programmes have a deadline for applications. Details will be added to this page when such a fund is launched.

Improving Connections Fund

Supporting social interaction and tackling isolation have long been acknowledged as key components to ageing well, and for many years the St Monica Trust has funded projects that support greater connections. As the St Monica Trust embarks on its new 10-year strategy we will be focusing on three themes of ‘Connection’, ‘Contribution’ and ‘Choice’. Our initial focus is Connection, and through this fund, we want to specifically address this persistent barrier to enabling people to live well as they age. The Improving Connections Fund was met with huge interest, and we are pleased to announce that we have awarded over £200,000 to ten charities across our region.

With many thanks for your continued support for older people in the city. The funding we receive from St Monica Trust makes a world of difference to the work we are able to do.

Kay Libby, Chief Executive, Age UK Bristol

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