14 August 2018
Funding to Connect People with Others in Their Local Communities
Grants are available for projects that support older people and other adults with a disability.
The Foundation aims to make a difference to the lives of older people and other adults (aged 18+ years) with a physical, learning or mental disability; supporting practical solutions that lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity.
The funding is awarded both to individuals as well as small local community groups and small local charities.
For 2018, the focus is on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive highest priority.
Although most funding is awarded to individuals, small community groups and small local charities based in England, Scotland or Wales can also apply.
Support is mainly available to individuals in England, Scotland and Wales who are:
- Older people (over 65 years old).
- Adults (aged 18+) with a physical disability.
- Adults (aged 18+) with mental health problems.
All applications for an individual must be supported by a third party sponsor (eg a health or personal care professional, social worker, charity or support group representative).
Grants range from £100 to £5,000.
Applications may be submitted at any time.