Navigation path

Additional tools

  • Print version
  • Decrease text
  • Increase text
  • Choose high contrast version
  • Choose standard colour version

Profile of registrant

HelpAge International

Identification number in the register: 57961239290-58
Registration date: 06/08/12 17:48:35

The information on this organisation was last modified on 25/07/14 12:07:41
The date of the last annual update was 14/07/14 13:05:38

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: HelpAge International
Acronym: HelpAge
Legal status: UK Registered Charity no 288180, Company limited by guarantee - registered in England no. 1762840
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Toby Porter
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Ellen Graham
Position: EU Policy Adviser

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1-6 Tavistock Square 
P.O. box: PO Box 70156
London WC1H 9NA
Telephone number: (+44) 020 7278 7778
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: HelpAge has had a small mostly one person EU office in Brussels since 1990.

The current office location is:
22-28 Avenue D'Auderghem
Brussels 1040
Tel. 0032 2 740 27 11

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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 past year, 750,000 older people and their families accessed our health, emergency and finance related services on 1.4 million occasions. We helped two million older people claim their first pension payment - or receive an increased sum, and supported 50,000 older people to fight abuse and discrimination cases.

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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information: 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

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Ellen Graham 09/10/14 07/10/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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 the EC public consultation on this issue plus joint advocacy with civil society organisations at the EU level through the Beyond 2015 EU Taskforce.

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. This also involves contact with various stakeholders at EU level, including institutions as well as NGOs.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: HelpAge has ten active independent Affiliates in the above nine EU member states. Globally, we have a network of over 100 Affiliates in over 60 countries. For a full list by region and furtehr information, see here:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial year: 04/2013 - 03/2014
Total budget: 31,302,000
of which public financing: 30,673,844
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
Various donors : 30,673,844
from other sources: 628,156
- donations: 264,837
- contributions from members: 25,136
Investment income : 9,000
Other sources : 329,183
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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.