Independent Age is privileged to work with trusts and foundations that share our vision to ensure that everyone can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. Working alongside our funders, Independent Age wants to make sure the UK is the best place in the world to grow old.  
We know there are currently 2.1 million older people living in poverty, 1.4 million who are often or always lonely and 1.5 million older people with at least one unmet care need.  

Trusts and foundations support our work by providing funding for our services. This support is vital. Our services operate nationally, regionally – in our three key areas of Essex, Nottingham and the North East – and online. From our free Helpline to our community Reconnections projects and digital services, Independent Age offers a range of information, support and advice for older people, their families and carers – services that, last year, more than 800,000 people accessed. 

Issues affecting older people are not going away. With an ageing population, they will only be exacerbated in the coming years. Independent Age works in partnership with trusts to create long-term relationships with those who also share our vision. Your funding could be for our work nationally, regionally, towards a specific service or unrestricted, to be applied where we need it most.

To find out more about our work or donate through a trust or foundation, please get in touch with the team at

To recognise your support and celebrate our partnership, our Philanthropy team will share the latest research on topics affecting older people, policy reports, project reports, event invitations and stories from those in later life. These will highlight to you the impact your donation is having on older people.

Our supporters

We take this opportunity to thank some of our wonderful trusts and foundations that very generously support our work and vision:

  • Scheinberg Relief Fund 
  • The John Laing Charitable Trust 
  • Garfield Weston Foundation 
  • The Castanea Trust 
  • David William Traill Cargill Fund 
  • Adint Charitable Trust 
  • Britford Bridge Trust 
  • Thomas J Horne Memorial Trust 
  • Samuel William Farmer Trust 
  • 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust 
  • Odin Charitable Trust 
  • Ofenheim Charitable Trust 
  • The Haramead Trust

Hear from some of our supporters

David William Traill Cargill Fund

‘The D.W.T Cargill Fund has been delighted to support Independent Age in their excellent charitable work for the last 23 years, supporting people to continue to lead an independent later life.’

The Castanea Trust

'The Castanea Trust was created in 2012 and has been supporting Independent Age continuously since first making grants in 2014. In a society that has an increasingly older demographic, Independent Age takes a leading role in supporting and enhancing the lives of many people who can become marginalised due to age, loneliness or infirmity. The Castanea Trustees endorse their enthusiasm and commitment to this cause and welcome their innovation and outreach.'