FUNDING: Independent Age Grants Fund – for smaller organisations working with older people

Reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus has changed the lives of everyone in the UK, but this is particularly true for our older generation who remain amongst the most affected. Before coronavirus struck the nation, Independent Age was exploring how to strengthen collaboration with older people and local organisations with the aim of shaping a more active role in supporting communities. But right now, our focus must be directed towards the current crisis. We can’t do this alone which is why our trustees have released £2 million from Independent Age’s funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus.

Our Grants Fund will comprise of three separate funding rounds. In each round we will make approximately £760,000 available where organisations can apply to receive between £5,000 and £15,000 each.

Application closing dates for each funding round are detailed as follows – please note we will no longer have a Round 4. Round 3 will now open later than originally planned and all applications will need to be through the online application form which will be available from the 17 August 2020

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