New UK funding from Comic Relief – Active Ageing

A new £1.5 million fund has been set up by Comic Relief to engage older people aged 65 and over from ‘harder to reach’ groups to get involved in opportunities which use their skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to their communities. They are looking for proposals which put older people at the centre of the work, designing and developing activities or opportunities which meet their needs, interests and priorities.

The 3 key outcomes are:

  1. Older people improve their mental health and wellbeing;
  2. Older people increase the quality and quantity of their social connections;
  3. Older people develop an enhanced sense of purpose and empowerment.

Proposals are welcome for between £40,000 and £80,000 for up to three years for work in the UK.

Comic Relief are keen to receive applications from organisations based in the community in which they are working. The focus of the applicant organisation must be in the local community, although it may choose to work with national or regional partners.

The deadline for applications is midday 29th August 2017.

Full details are available here.

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