What does it do?AFTAID
is a relatively small charitable organisation which is near unique in
offering direct financial assistance in the form of grants, often in emergency
situations and covering a wide range of 'quality of life' issues which
are not being addressed elsewhere.
Who it is for: Older people in financial difficulty
Where it is available:National service (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales).
What it costs:The service is free of charge
How to access or apply for it:
Visit the website for details of how to apply for a grant or telephone the organisation for more information.
Basic qualification criteria
Although we endeavour to be flexible, it is expected
that the following criteria be met.
The beneficiary of the grant MUST be:
- of state pensionable age (60 years old for women and 65 for men)
- a UK citizen, residing in the UK
- on a lower income and have minimal savings
Please note we do not make grants for ongoing or
retrospective payments, nor can we consider repayment of debts.
How to apply
Please make sure the beneficiary meets the above basic criteria and then go to the online form which has a few details we need to be
able to send the full application form to you by return email.
The Grant Application Form we will send requests the fundemental information
required for us to be sure the call upon our funds is appropriate. Applicants
are also requested to include with their application some written support
from care professionals (Doctor, Social Worker etc.) who are personally
aware of the beneficiary's situation.
Once all the pertinent information has been gathered and verified, a decision
is made as quickly as possible.
All applicants should be aware that we have to check the information provided,
to protect AFTAID and its supporters from fraudulant claims.
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Info last updated:25/02/2011.
|About the service provider:|
Aid for the Aged in Distress: 25 Epworth House City Road, London, EC1Y 1AA. (view on map)
Telephone: 0870 803 1950
Fax: 0870 803 2128
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|Parent organisation:||Aid for the Aged in Distress|
|Who are they?||AID FOR THE AGED IN DISTRESS gives direct financial relief to frail elderly people in distress when they need it. We are called upon often as a last resort, to help where others cannot or will not||