St George the Martyr Charity

St George the Martyr Charity helps people aged 55 or over, who are on a low income and have relatively little savings.

The charity provides small grants for cookers, washing machines, fridges and other essential items that may improve a person's quality of life.

Applicants must live within or near the boundaries of the former (pre-1965) Metropolitan Borough of Southwark (see Eligibility below for more details).

Other services

People who have lived within the area of benefit for five years, meet the financial eligibility criteria and who are 65 and over can become members of the charity and enjoy free holidays, day trips and theatre trips as well at home hairdressing and chiropody. A membership form can be downloaded from the St George the Martyr Charity's website.

The charity also helps local not-for-profit organisations working with people over 60 in the area of benefit.


Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

People  who are

Please note: The charity does not give grants to pay off debts, or for anything that is available from central government or Southwark Council.

How to apply?

Individuals or intermediaries can apply by phoning, emailing or writing to the St George the Martyr Charity at the contact details below.

If a person is eligible for a grant, our visitor will come and see them to obtain more information and assess a person's requirements. Depending on the amount, she will organise the purchase and delivery of the item required or obtain the trustees' consent.

Depending on the amount of grant needed, processing time for a grant to an individual takes about two to three weeks. Grants applications are considered all year around.

The charity replies to all enquiries, even where it is unable to help.

Contact details

The Clerk to the Trustees, St George the Martyr Charity
66 Newcomen Street
Greater London

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