Independent Age is privileged to work with Trusts and Foundations sharing our vision that no one should face financial hardship in 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. Trusts and Foundations support our work by providing funding for our services. This support is vital. Our dedicated Helpline, Kitemark-certified information and advice, grants funding and policy and influencing work combine to address the issues of inadequate income and housing, the shock of unexpected costs and the lack of community connection.

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 and Foundations to create long-term relationships with those sharing our vision. Your funding could be for our work nationally or regionally, or towards a specific service or unrestricted, applied where we need it most.

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

To recognise your support and celebrate our partnership, our 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 the impact your donation is having on older people.

Our supporters

We take this opportunity to thank some of the wonderful Trusts and Foundations that very generously support our work and vision:

  • The John Laing Charitable Trust
  • The Castanea Trust 
  • David William Traill Cargill Fund 
  • Thomas J Horne Memorial Trust 
  • Samuel William Farmer Trust 
  • The 29th May 1961 Charity 
  • Odin Charitable Trust 
  • The Ofenheim Charitable Trust

Hear from some of our supporters

David William Traill Cargill Fund

The DWT 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.