Older People Funders' Collaborative

Basic information


"The starting point for the collaboration will simply be for funders to share their insight and priorities relating to their older people work. It is hoped that this will be the foundation of further collaboration, whatever that may look like.

Mark Hayward and David Terrace
 Mark Hayward and David Terrace

At the very least, organisations will understand the focus of other funders and the insight in this area, which will allow for better decision making. But let’s aim to be more ambitious. Let’s use our positive experiences of the past and the hope we have for the future as a driver to develop a new and improved “system”, with older people and the organisations working with them, at the heart of everything we all do."

Mark Hayward (Independent Age) and David Terrace (The Mercers' Company)

This newly emerging funder collaboration is being shaped though a series of discussions involving a wide range of funders who are interested in supporting work with and for older people.

A kick-off event in February 2021 explored some of the challenges and opportunities for older people's organisations and funders, as they started to extend their horizons beyond the pandemic. 

At a second meeting in June 2021, funders discussed learning from: 


Get involved

Further meetings are planned, as the collaboration continues to develop its role and structure. These will be promoted on the Funders' Collaborative Hub's events page and in its newsletter

Funders interested in finding out more about the collaboration can contact: