Eligilable Older Person.

A person will be eligible for grant aid if he or she is :

Aged 65 years or older; and   of limited means or resources .

Living alone for a significant period during the day  or with another person who meets the eligibility criteria.

Grant can only be applied for by a Registered Community Group with Pobal and applicant Resides within geographical area of the relevant group.   

( Applicant  must be made aware of Annual Monitoring Costs.  First year monitoring free for new applications since Nov 2017 .

(€66 a year with TASK from year two  onwards  ) . If they are have no Landline phone A grant is available for a Base & Pendant GSM for persons over 65years of Age when applied for by registered community groups with Pobal.

The   sim card  is placed in and left in the base unit. A monthly  fee of €6 is charged and paid   by a bank standing order to TASK Community Care or the older person can pay  annual fee of €72.

The Participant Application form is completed and given to the Registered Community Group who apply online with Pobal for the Grant.




Participant Application Form-Oct 2021 (1)

To support the signing of participant forms on their behalf, Pobal have amended the current Participant form (copy attached) to include a section “signed on behalf of”

To find a particular organisation, select the county from the county list of the left or click on the county on the virtual map. The full list of organisations and relevant contact details for that county will appear on the right. Use the scroll down button to view all organisations.


Click on Link for Virtual >  Map.

Grants under the Seniors Alert Scheme

Click on Links below for further information.

List of Registered Groups with Pobal.

To contact Peter Butler TASK Community Care Area Representative for 

Munster you can leave a message in the comments section below or ring 0860568155.

Email peterbutler@taskltd.ie