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Small grants scheme for residents over 55 years old who are on a low income.


St George the Martyr Charity (SGtMC) provides support for older people who live in the north of the London Borough of Southwark. 

They can provide grants for items such as 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.

To be eligible a person must be:

  • age 55 or over
  • live in the area of benefit
  • and be on low income (anyone in receipt of Pension Credit or wholly dependent on state benefits would pass their financial eligibility test).

The charity does not provide grants to cover debts or household bills such as rent, council tax or utilities, or things which are the responsibility or a landlord or statutory body.

If you, or anyone approaches you who you think may be eligible for this grant, please fee free to contact SGtMC.

The best ways to get in touch are by:

  • Phone: 020 7407 2994
  • E-mail: visitor@stgeorge1584.org.uk

Please note that our office is normally open Monday to Thursday only.


St George the Martyr Charity covers the whole of SE17, the western part of SE1 and very small bits of SE5 (between John Ruskin Street and Bethwin Road) and SE11 (between Brook Drive and St George's Road).

Please check this map to see if you are a resident in their area of benefit.



Email: info@healthwatchsouthwark.co.uk

Telephone: 0207 358 7005

Next event

First Aid Community Open Day with St John Ambulance for over 50's will take place on 23 May 2019

Location: Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ