Fund title: Comic Relief: Active Ageing

Focus of fund/fund aims:

For initiatives which engage older people from ‘harder to reach’ groups in community activities


Application deadline:

29 August 2017

Fund description:

Community-based organisations and partnerships can apply for grants of between £40,000 and £80,000 to support projects, initiatives and activities which benefit older people.

There is a specific focus on those older people who do not usually participate in volunteering or social activities because they are from a disadvantaged community, or face barriers to participation. Comic Relief is also interested in supporting activities which will have a wider benefit for the community in which they are taking place.

Applications will need to meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  • older people improve their mental health and wellbeing
  • older people increase the quality and quantity of their social connections
  • older people develop an enhanced sense of purpose and empowerment

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