The Anchor Society

In the 250 years since it was formed in 1769, The Anchor Society has concerned itself with the care of older people in the Bristol area. The Anchor Society works in partnership with many organisations and charities supporting vulnerable isolated and lonely older people in Bristol and the surrounding area. A key part of the Anchor Society’s work is to give grants to individuals over 55 who are in financial need. Do go to our grants page if you are a referrer. For more information about the Anchor Society’s projects do go to our projects page.



We provide grants to isolated, elderly people in genuine immediate need in the Bristol area. Request a grant

Latest news

We are delighted to announce that Jenny Lacey has become our newest President.  We look forward to Jenny bringing her  Read more
Please click here to access a full copy of the Anchor 2021 Appeal Newsletter Read more
We are delighted that our joint project with St Monica Trust (managed through Age UK Bristol) Active Ageing Bristol has Read more
Huge thank you to the Whitson Quartet who played for our annual tea party (socially distanced of course) which was Read more
Bristol Walk Fest 2021 – One of the UK’s largest urban   celebrations of walking – starts 1st May    The month-long Bristol Walk Fest returns Read more
LinkAge Network successfully merged with Age UK Bristol (AUKB) on 31 March 2020 and took on leadership of AUKB’s new Read more
Karen Lloyd who manages Active Ageing Bristol is delighted to announce that Walkfest is set to return to Bristol.  Walkfest Read more
We are delighted with this years annual appeal which was record breaking for both us and our sister charities, the Read more
The Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance is releasing £150,000 to help organisations improve their services for older people in Bristol. Read more

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