ROI Presbyterian Church in Ireland Old Age Fund, Women’s Fund & Indigent Ladies Fund

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has three funds that help people in need who are members of the Presbyterian Church in Northern Ireland and/or the Republic of Ireland. 

  • Old Age Fund - for people in both parts of Ireland who are over 60 years of age.
  • Women’s Fund - for women in both parts of Ireland.
  • Indigent Ladies Fund - for women resident in the Republic of Ireland.

Grants are to help people continue to live in their own home. For example, grants may be given for travel allowances, laundry and household equipment, disability aids, burglar alarms, smoke alarms and respite care.

Last updated on 24 June 2020

Who is eligible?

Members of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland who are in need. To qualify for help from all funds, you must meet some of following eligibility criteria:

  • Living at home     
  • Income would be less than £12,000 or 17,000 Euro per year     
  • Savings would not be in excess of £16,000 or 20,000 Euro   
  • Applicant is in receipt of Income Support, Attendance Allowance or Pension Credit in Northern Ireland or Family Income Supplement, Carers Allowance or similar benefits in the Republic of Ireland    
  • Applicant is under the pastoral care of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland    
  • Applicant is not receiving significant financial help from other family members 
  • Applicant has medical needs that require extra expenditure.

In addition:

  • Old Age Fund - must be over 60 years of age.
  • Women’s Fund - must be female.
  • Indigent Ladies Fund - must be female and resident in the Republic of Ireland.

Please note that the charity can't give grants for anything that is available from statutory sources.

How to apply?

If you want to apply for a grant, speak to your minister first. Your minister should help you complete your application form 

These funds are administered by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. 

Ask your minister to contact the charity. Your minister can also download an application form on the Presbyterian Church Ireland website

Other information

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has chaplains in hospitals, prisons and universities and colleges across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

The Church runs the International Meeting Point (IMP) located on Belfast's Lisburn Road, which reaches out to migrants and asylum seekers in the city. The Church also runs community support services in South Belfast Friendship House. 

Visit the Presbyterian Church Ireland website for more information.

Contact details

Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Assembly Buildings
2-10 Fisherwick Place
Northern Ireland

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