The Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering fund has been launched to support initiatives that put the principles of age-friendly and inclusive volunteering set out in our recent review into practice.
Looking to attract applications that will:
- – Sustain lifelong contributionsand help people remain involved throughout major life changes such as bereavement, caring or developing a health condition;
- – Help people connect to and take part in voluntary activities and opportunities that suit their life circumstances, including informal and self-organised contributions; and/or
- – Provide practical support to include older people who currently face barriers to volunteering(for example due to health, language, cultural or social factors).
Suitable for: Voluntary or community organisations or social enterprises – the lead applicant must be a registered charity or community interest company.
Funding size: Up to five grants of approximately £40,000 to £60,000 each, from a total fund of up to £250,000.
Funding period: Awards will be made in March 2019 with initiatives funded for up to 12 months (until end March 2020). Grantees must be ready to start project work immediately in April 2019.
Application deadline: 10 December 2018 at 12 noon.
You can find all the information at: www.ageing-better.org.uk/age-friendly-and-inclusive-volunteering-fund