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Partners & Supporters

As a charity, Open Age relies on a range of support to keep running the activities, classes and social groups that our members truly love. The community and work we do here would not be what it is today without the help of our fantastic funders and partners.

Open Age Awarded the ActiveWestminster Mark

The ActiveWestminster Mark is a two-year accreditation which shows Westminster residents and Schools that clubs, providers or organisations that have been awarded the mark provide quality physical activity, leisure and/or sport activities and meet a range of quality standards set by the Council’s Physical Activity, Leisure & Sport (PALS) service.

Those who have been awarded the mark have proven to provide a quality sports and leisure service by meeting a range of quality standards set by the ActiveWestminster partnership, including health and safety, coaching qualifications and insurance.

Well done to everyone at Open Age!


Westminster City Council – Ward Budget Fund

Westminster Ward Funding is a Westminster City Council resource which enables local Counsellors to support issues and priorities in the community.  

Thanks to the support of grants from the Vincent Square and Pimlico South wards Open Age is able to deliver fun social outreach opportunities from our dedicated hub in Pimlico- helping local older people to feel less isolated, and to start living healthier & happier lives as part of the community.  

A big thank you to our local Councillors and everyone at Westminster City Council for helping these impactful sessions to run.  


Westminster Almshouses Foundation

Another local funder with a history of philanthropy, the Westminster Almshouses can trace their roots back to 1656 - wow!   

The Almshouses themselves provide sheltered housing for people aged 60 and over, with the Foundation arm providing grants for local organisations working to improve the lives of local Westminster residents.  

Open Age would like to thank the Almshouses for their support over the years. We love running our activities in Westminster, and the support of the Almshouses Foundation is surely a key part of why these activities are accessible and fun for all. 


The Earls Court Community Fund

Open Age is committed to supporting our local community in every way we can – much like the folks from the Earls Court Community Fund.  

Since acquiring the Earls Court site in 2019, the Earls Court Development Company strives to offer positive contributions to the local community. The ECDC/ECCF is supporting Open Age, along with many other organisations, to deliver community activities which enable local residents to engage with their neighbours, build community connections, and improve their health and wellbeing.  

Thank you to the Earls Court Development Company for their support. We are so excited to be working with the Community Fund for a third year in a row, to offer even more joyful, life-changing activities for older people living in RBKC.  


The Henry Smith Charity

London is a truly diverse city – buzzing and dynamic with inhabitants from all walks of life. Here at Open Age we see this diversity reflected across our wonderful members, so we’re always looking to form partnerships with organisations who can empower individuals from this diverse group.

Since 1628 – nearly an incredible 400 years –The Henry Smith Charity the Henry Smith Charity has been helping to combat poverty and disadvantage across London and Britain more broadly; enabling people to thrive regardless of their past or present circumstances. As part of this, Open Age is incredibly grateful to receive funding from the Henry Smith Charity to support our Men’s Space project.

Together, we are addressing the barriers older men face to engaging with Open Age; preventing isolation & loneliness and supporting older men to live happier, healthier and more independent lives as part of our thriving member-community.


Mercers Company

There are 110 livery companies existing in London today, of which the Mercers Company is one. With a rich history of over 700 years of work, philanthropy is a common thread running across the Company’s thriving past and present.

By supporting Open Age’s exciting Arts & Culture activity offer, the Mercers enable our charity to help local older people live healthier, happier and more connected lives.

Thank you to the Mercers Company for helping us enable joyful older lives with your continued support of our Arts partnerships and activities.


The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust is a charitable fund supporting organisations and initiatives that provide benefit to society in the UK and exists to realise the philanthropy of Julia and Hans Rausing. It has distributed over 1000 grants since its formation. Through grant-making the Trust aims to foster a healthy society that gives care to those in need, provides opportunity for all, and offers inspiring cultural engagement.

Open Age is very pleased to receive support from Julia and Hans Rausing towards our Outreach & Support services. Together we are helping older people facing health & social barriers to access our charity and take part in our selection of over 250 FUN weekly activities.


City Bridge Foundation – London’s biggest independent charity funder 

Ever wondered how London’s iconic bridges are maintained, and how charities across our capital city continue to survive and thrive?  

City Bridge Foundation is a 900-year-old charity which looks after Tower Bridge, and four other Thames crossings, at no cost to the taxpayer. What’s more, this incredible Foundation awards funding of over £30 million a year to charities delivering across London! 

Open Age is proud to be working with City Bridge Foundation to tackle ‘post-pandemic’ deconditioning and isolation across London’s older population, with a two-year project offering fun group activities & life-changing community outreach. City Bridge Foundation not only maintains the five London bridges, but also bridges divides in society and supports organisations working to tackle inequality.  


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