DEADLINE:
December 2023

Grants up to £500 for community groups and up to £1,500 for registered charities working at grassroots level in the UK for wellbeing activities and projects that benefit people aged over 55 and reduce help their social isolation and loneliness. Grants, which are generally under £500, are available to support wellbeing activities and projects that help prevent social isolation and loneliness among older people. Examples of the type of project that could be funded through the scheme (please note this is not an exclusive list) include:

 

  • Activities such as yoga or a guest speaker for a group, such as a local historian.
  • One-off activities, such as a day trip or a Christmas lunch, and
  • Regular weekly or monthly events and activities, such as a weekly cinema club, a “knit and natter” club or a lunch club.

 

Small, grassroots organisations may apply for a grant of up to £500, while small, local, registered charities can apply for a grant of up to £1,500. Applications that have a connection to a local Home Instead office are likely to be prioritised. Potential applicants can find out if there is a Home Instead office nearby by using the postcode search function on the Home Instead website.

 

Deadline: The current round of grant awards is closed but will re-open in November for Christmas parties and activities. Check the website for details, as they explain the application process can take up to three months.

 

Full details are available on their website: https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/charities/apply-for-a-grant/

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