Kent Community Foundation’s Elderly and Isolated Adults grant programme awards up to £5,000 to those with local projects that address the challenges faced by elderly adults and support people to stay well, healthy, independent and most importantly, combat social isolation.
The Foundation would like to hear from projects that:
- Give elderly adults the opportunity to have regular social interaction, such as social activities, ‘men’s shed’ projects or lunch clubs.
- Provide practical support to older people living alone, such as one-to-one befriending schemes or transport services enabling them to get out and about, particularly using local volunteers.
- Provide intergenerational activities where young people and the elderly can interact.
- Enable older people to use their skills and experience to make a contribution to their communities.
- Offer activities that encourage participation in sport and physical activity or opportunities to participate in arts and culture such as choirs or museums.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme with applications assessed everything three months. Upcoming deadlines are:
- Applications submitted between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019 will receive decisions by 31 May 2019.
- Applications submitted between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2019 will receive decisions by 31 August 2019.
- Applications submitted between 1 June 2019 and 31 August 2019 will receive decisions by 30 November 2019
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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