Becoming a Member

Southwark Charities has a proud history of supporting older people in need, hardship or distress and pays a modest annual sum (currently £200) to up to 200 people from the local area. When these charitable gifts were made originally, they were to provide essentials such as a weekly distribution of bread, beef at Xmas, and coal during the winter; one fund even provided a regular quantity of tea and sugar! Nowadays the Charity makes a payment of £50 every three months, plus a cash bonus of £50 at Christmas.

But that’s not all; members of the Charity are invited to participate, for free, in a whole programme of activities and events throughout the year, from theatre visits, to days out at the seaside. Social events such as Afternoon Tea and Christmas Lunch are also offered. For more details, please visit the “Activities & Events” page.

To become a Member  you have to be over the age of 55, live in Southwark and have limited income and savings.  If you are in receipt of any means tested state benefit or pension credits you are very likely to be eligible.  Please either download the pdf application form HERE, alternatively a Word version can be downloaded HERE 

Unsure if you are eligible you can call us on 020 7593 2000

or email Charlotte Benstead: