Independent Age: Grants Fund

Covid 19 Older People Friday September 18th, 2020

Independent Age’s Grant Fund is awarding grants of between £5,000 to £15,000 to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus. Applicants should request enough funds to see them through the next six months of delivery.

Priority areas for the funder are:

  • Older people living in particularly complex and challenging situations; and
  • Older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind.

To be eligible organisations must:

  • be registered as a charity with The Charity Commission for England and Wales, The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, or The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
  • have at least one paid member of staff (part-time is fine) and an annual income of £1 million or less (averaged across the last three financial years).
  • be already working with older people in one or both of our two priority areas – older people living in particularly complex and challenging situations and older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind.
  • know what you want to do – or do better – to help make an immediate difference to their lives over the next six months.

Organisations that do not specialise in work with older people are welcome to apply – but you must already be providing services for older people as part of your work and to be able to demonstrate what you have achieved.

Deadline: There are four separate funding rounds. In each round £500,000 will be available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each.

Round 1: 4 June 2020, 9am (closing) / 19 June 2020 (decision)
Round 2: 2 July 2020, 9am (closing) / 17 July 2020 (decision)
Round 3: 21 August 2020, 9am (closing) / 3 September 2020 (decision)
Round 4: 18 September 2020, 9am (closing) / 1 October 2020 (decision)

Please note, only one application can be submitted for this fund.  If you have been unsuccessful, you will not be able to re-apply in a later funding round.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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