We provide emergency one-off grants to isolated, elderly people in genuine immediate need within the Bristol area.

These grants can be used to help older people stay independent and in their own homes. They can also support essential home repairs and adaptations to make homes more accessible and safe.

Please note that The Anchor Society does not currently give grants towards the following requests:

  • general living expenses
  • to pay off debts or outstanding bills,
  • to cover moving costs or travel expenses
  • holidays or respite breaks
  • insurance costs
  • funeral costs
  • clothing
  • crockery & kitchen utensils
  • cleaning

To request a grant, click the button below and you will be directed to our grant request form.

* applicant must be over 55 and live in the greater Bristol area

We aim to make the application process as simple and quick as possible and in many cases can give a response within a couple of days.

If you have any queries regarding the eligibility of the request: admin@anchorsociety.co.uk


Sometimes the amount needed to support someone to stay in their home is beyond our capacity to give a grant.  Examples include extensive roof work or substantial repairs such as damp proofing.

The Anchor Society now gives low cost loans, typically up to £30,000 towards these substantial repairs.

Anchor works in partnership with West of England Care and Repair.  If you or someone you know is interested in a loan please contact West of England Care and Repair.

Please note that this service is available to homeowners only.  

Support the older people in our local community.

Registered charity: CIO 1167933

The Anchor Society,
29 Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2HL