Kent Community Foundation: Elderly & Isolated Adults

Local Grants Older People

Kent Community Foundation is seeking 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.

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate how they support those most at risk of missing out, such as older carers, people affected by dementia, those living alone in isolated areas and those with very little financial support.

The Foundation are particularly interested in projects that are volunteer-led or make good use of volunteers to support their work, and initiatives that are rooted within the local community and led by local people responding to local need.

Grants of up to £5,000 (£7,500 in exceptional circumstances) are available. Applications for general running costs/core funding will be considered for smaller organisations;  general running costs for organisations with an average annual income of more £250,000 are unlikely to be funded.

Salary costs can be requested if part of a specific project.

Deadline: 31 May 2018 / 31 August 2018 / 20 November 2018.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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