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HelpAge International

Identification number in the register: 57961239290-58
Registration date: 06/08/2012 17:48:35

The information on this entity was last modified on: 29/10/2015 12:21:01
The date of the last annual update was: 29/10/2015 12:21:01
Next update due latest on: 29/10/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

HelpAge International


UK Registered Charity no 288180, Company limited by guarantee - registered in England no. 1762840

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Tavistock Square, 1-6
P.O. box: PO Box 70156
London WC1H 9NA

(+44)020 7278 7778

22-28 Avenue D'Auderghem
Brussels 1040


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Toby Porter


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Ellen Graham

EU Policy Adviser

    Goals / remit

HelpAge helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.

In the last year (2013-2014), we reached 1.5 million of the world’s vulnerable older people. We contributed to improved pension schemes in 14 countries, with 1.35 million more older people eligible. We supported 250,000 older people in accessing health services and helped more than 200,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

We work to address the following issues that affect older people worldwide: Climate Change, Emergencies, Health, HIV/AIDS, Rights, Social Protection, Work and the Post-2015 debate.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

International development cooperation, humanitarian aid and human rights mainly in the EU's external action.





Occasional work with the Intergroup on Active Ageing, Intergenerational Solidarity and Family issues.


HelpAge engages actively in the debate about social protection in EU development cooperation. This has involved participating in the various consultations organised by the EC around the communication on this issue and organising events involving MEPs in collaboration with other civil society organisations.

HelpAge works with DG ECHO on the issue of older people in emergencies. This involves collaborative policy work, input to consultations and regular participation in ECHO partners events.

HelpAge is active in the field of Development Education and Awareness-Raising and we have been working with a number of our EU Affiliates to raise public awareness of issues around older people in development and to connect these members of the public to MEPs to build greater awareness and support for these issues within the European Parliament.

HelpAge is engaging at the global level on the process towards a post-2015 development framework. At the EU level, this involves linking with the team in DG DEVCO leading on this process, inputting to EC public consultation or other processes relating to this issue plus joint advocacy with civil society organisations at the EU level through CONCORD.

HelpAge is also working with its network of Affiliates across EU Member States to engage in the UN process towards a UN convention on the rights of older people and opening a dialogue with the EU institutions and Member States around older people's rights. This also involves contact with various stakeholders at EU level, including institutions as well as NGOs.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1  



There is one full-time person in the EU office in Brussels working only on EU-focused activities across a range of thematic policy areas. This staff member is supported by colleagues from the London Headquarters from time to time on relevant pieces of work.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health

    Membership and affiliation



CONCORD (through the UK BOND platform).

VOICE network (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies).

EU Working Group on Social Protection and Decent Work in Development Cooperation.

Beyond 2015 civil society campaign on the post-2015 process. (EU Taskforce).

    Financial data

04/2013  -  03/2014

< 9,999 €

33,672,000 €

33,043,844 €


2,370,000 €

ECHO, Europeaid

30,673,844 €

628,156 €

264,837 €

25,136 €

9,000 €

329,183 €

For further financial information including a more detailed breakdown of income and expenditures please see HelpAge International’s annual report at

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.