Elderly people's lunch club scheme

The elderly people's lunch club scheme aims to support voluntary clubs who are established mainly for the purpose of providing meals and/or recreation for elderly people.

Criteria for the scheme

  • Grants will be made to voluntary clubs established mainly for the purpose of providing meals and/or recreation for elderly people. The grant must be used for this purpose.
  • Elderly people are defined as persons over the age of 60.
  • Clubs shall keep accounts sufficient to show that any grant received from the Council has been spent for its intended purposes.
  • Clubs may be required to submit their membership records and accounts to the Financial Services Manager for scrutiny before the grant is paid.
  • Grants will not be paid to clubs having less than 12 members over the age of 60.
  • The standard allowances on which the grants for elderly people's lunch clubs are as set out below:
Membership of clubGrant per member
Less than 12No grant
First 50£2
Second 50£1
Over 1,000£0.50


Clubs seeking to apply for funding can do so each year between early September and late October/early November each year by filling in and submitting an application form together with a copy of the clubs most recent accounts and Safeguarding Policy.

Download an application form

Every question within the application form must be answered. If you cannot answer a question or if it is not applicable please answer 'Not applicable' and explain why.

Decision making process

A delegated authority report on all applications will be prepared by Officers for submission to the Chief Executive in November each year.

Grants awarded are released to the club in April the following year.

Use of your personal data

In order to process your application for a grant for an elderly people’s lunch club, we (Woking Borough Council) need to collect your personal data. We will not use it for any other purposes unless the law allows us to do so.

For the purposes of transparency your application and the personal data within it may be made available to Councillors and members of the public who enquire about grants awarded by the Council.

We will hold your personal data for no longer than seven years after your last grant is awarded. You can ask us to access, rectify or erase the personal data we have about you by contacting us.

Contact us

For more information on community support, please contact Democratic Services.

Phone: 01483 743 863

Email: member.services@woking.gov.uk