The Norman Barnes Fund

Grants are available for retired residents of Rochdale, Castleton, Norden or Bamford who are aged 60 or over. Grants can be for:

  • Help towards the cost of fridges, cookers, carpets and furniture
  •  essential house decorating/repairs;
  • assistance towards the cost of a recuperative holiday;
  • payments to meet expenses for visiting people;
  • tools, equipment or books. 

Last updated on 17 August 2018

Who is eligible?

Retired people over the age of 60 who live in Rochdale, Castleton, Norden or Bamford.

What we can't help with

The fund does not give grants to help pay tax, Council tax or any other statutory payments, except where relief or assistance is already provided out of statutory funds.

How to apply?

Download an application form from Rochdale Council's website:

Contact details

Clerk to the Norman Barnes Fund, c/o Governance and Committee Services
Floor 2, Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1AB

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