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St George the Martyr Charity makes grants to individuals for items and services that can improve their quality of life. You do not need to be a member to receive a grant. However, you must be 55 years of age or older, reside in, or very close to the boundaries of our Area of Benefit (see map), and be in financial need.

Usually these are things such as items of furniture, ‘white goods’, bedding or winter clothing. But it could also be services such as decorating or gardening . The Charity has even provided grants to help people ‘declutter’ their homes. Please note that we will not provide grants for things that are the responsibility or a landlord or statutory body.

Anyone who wishes to apply for a grant can contact the charity.  An initial assessment will be made as to whether the basic criteria are met. If that is the case, our Visitor, Philippa van Os will visit to assess the position and prepare a report for our trustees. In an emergency the Chair is able to make a small grant without waiting for the next trustees’ meeting which occur four times a year.


The Charity is able to make grants available to organisations that provide help to older people who live in our area of benefit (see map)

For example, we have recently awarded grants to: Age UK Lewisham & Southwark, South London Cares, Inspire at St Peters and the Blackfriars Settlement. 

If you are involved with an organisation that you think could benefit from funding from St George the Martyr Charity, please get in touch.

Alternatively, click here to download our grants application form.