Arts Council England are running this competition for 'disabled and marginalised' writers offering financial, and other, help. There's quite a list of ways in which a person could be considered 'marginalised' being over aged over 65, acting as a carer or being long term unemployed for example, so it might be having a look to see if you qualify. Flash fiction or poetry can be submitted.
Thanks to Sandy Walker for letting me know about this competition. I'm very sorry about the terrible pictorial pun on her name.