Guernsey Community Foundation - Grants

The Pargiter Trust funding helps organisations working with older people in Guernsey. Funds are awarded via a grants programme.



Applications for grants are now closed, however there are still some funds available for distribution. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Who can apply?

The Programme is open to:

  • Any voluntary organisation, grassroots group or committee, non-profit organisation or registered charity which works to support disadvantaged older people in the Bailiwick.
  • Applications may also be considered from professionals working in this field.

What are the criteria?

See above guidelines.

Pargiter does not fund the following: marketing/branding activities; vehicle costs

Grants may fund existing services or facilities, or new initiatives and can contribute to either capital costs such as funding new equipment or supporting on going running costs.

Older people are defined as being 65 years plus.

How can I apply?

Please read the guidelines before completing an application form. Contact [email protected] to request an application form. Please complete and submit by email to [email protected] along with annual accounts (audited if possible) and any relevant qutoes.

Safeguarding: The Pargiter Trust and the Guernsey Community Foundation require evidence that satisfactory and proportionate safeguarding procedures are in place for how your organisation works with over 65s – please also submit a copy of your safeguarding procedures or policy.

If you have any enquiries about the application process please contact Anna by email [email protected] or on 259523.

What happens next?

If your application is successful, you will be required to

  1. sign terms and conditions before receiving the grant payment, guaranteeing that grant funds will be spent as specified in the application.

  2. write a report describing how funds were spent and what was achieved by the grant, 12 months after receiving the grant.

  3. provide a financial statement to support the written report.

  4. upon request, allow a site visit from the Foundation staff to show how funds have been spent and what difference has been made.

  5. agree to monitoring by the Foundation staff throughout the life of the project or initiative, and when the funds have been completely spent.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any further questions or need assistance to complete the form, please contact Anna on 723442 or email [email protected]

What is the Pargiter Trust Grants programme?

Since 2014 the Foundation has acted on behalf of the Pargiter Trust to distribute funds to charitable and voluntary organisations working with disadvantaged older people in the Bailiwick. The Foundation administers these funds via a grants programme. To date £195,000 has been distributed.

What is the Pargiter Trust?

In 2005, the Honorable Isobel Cooper Heyman founded the Pargiter Trust to support older people. Isobel was a Trustee of The National Benevolent Fund for The Aged (NBFA) for a number of years and was a passionate campaigner, ensuring older people have the support they need to maintain independence and live healthy, happy lives.

She founded the Pargiter Trust to continue her work alleviating social isolation and stress wherever possible for older people living in England and the Bailiwick of Guernsey. More information on their work can be found on their website


“The Trustees are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Guernsey Community Foundation to help support older people in Guernsey. This exciting initiative promotes new opportunities for communities to come together to help older people.”


Pargiter Trust

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