Apply for a Grant

Southwark Charities provides modest pensions (called Annuities) to individuals who meet the criteria, and they also become eligible to participate in the activities, outings and events. In addition, the Charity gives grants to local groups and Charities who support older people.

Grants to Community Groups & Local Charities

Southwark Charities makes grants to a range of local groups and Charities who are working with elderly people. Organisations such as the Blackfriars Settlement, People Care, Southwark Explorers Club, Walworth Golden Oldies, AGE UK, the Goodrich Club, the Friday Club, and several Tenants & Residents Associations have all received grants to promote the social and community wellbeing of the older citizens of Southwark.

Download the Southwark Charities grant application form here.

Holiday Grants

Assistance towards the cost of a holiday is available through the Joseph Collier Holiday Trust to persons over the age of 60 years and residing in the area of the former Metropolitan Borough of Southwark.  The current maximum grant is £200 per person and is limited to 40 applicants per year.

Download the Holiday grant grant application form here.

Educational Grants

There is a group of Charities focussed on providing support for educational purposes within the Ancient Parish of St Mary Newington (the “area of benefit”). Collectively these Charities are known as “The St Mary Newington Charities”, and they aim to distribute approx. £25,000 per year in eligible grants. One particular charity, the St Mary Newington Educational Foundation, is required to distribute not less than 40% of its income to the four named Church of England schools within the Ancient Parish of St Mary Newington. These schools are:

St Paul’s CoE Primary School, Lorrimer Square
St John’s CoE Primary School, Larcom Street
St Peter’s CoE Primary School, Liverpool Grove
ARK All Saints Academy, Wyndham Road

The balance of the SMN Charities’ income may be used at the discretion of the trustees for grants to schools in the area of benefit and providing financial assistance to pupils attending those schools.  All grants must be for educational purposes.

Application forms for all the above grants may also be obtained from the Charities Office.

Download the St Mary Newington Charities grant application form here.