St Albans Old People's Trust

Grants are available to older people aged 60 and over who are in financial need, hardship or distress and live in the St Albans district.

Grants may be for purchase of a wide range of items and services, including:

  • Kitchen appliances, mobility aids, recliners
  • Cleaning and shopping services
  • Pendant alarms
  • Small repairs
  • Boiler services and repairs
  • Payment of utility bills
  • Transport to hospital (in certain cases).

What we don't give grants for

  • Holidays
  • Ongoing costs
  • Gardening services
  • Items and services which the NHS, local authority or adult care services should pay for.

 

Last updated on 21 April 2020

Who is eligible?

You must be aged over 60 and have been living in the St Albans district for at least one year.

How to apply?

Applications can be made directly by an individual in need or a family member.

Email: grants.admin@staopt.org to request a form or all 01727 260701 (if not available please leave a message and we will call you back) or 07541659442 to give brief details of your situation and request a callback.

Grants are given through a supplier of goods or services or by giving items rather than money.

Documents needed

We need to understand your financial situation so you will need to have a bank statement, pension statements etc. handy as part of your application.

Grants process

Grant applications for under £600 are looked at as soon as received and take 7 - 10 days to process.

Grants for items and services over £600 are reviewed bi monthly. Dates are on the St Albans Old People's Trust website

We reply to all applicants whether or not we can help. We are a friendly charity that is very knowledgeable about support in the St Albans district. If we can't help, we will try to signpost you to an alternative source of support.

Contact details

St Albans Old People's Trust,
c/o HILS, Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 5BU
Email: grants.admin@staopt.org
Web: http://www.staopt.org

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