Grants for charities addressing isolation in over 50's
Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:16
Charities can apply to the Later Life Inclusions grants programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Funding is for work to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50.
The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000 and large grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 to charities with an annual income of above £500,000.
Both schemes can fund for three years.
The next closing date for applications to the large grants is the 17th February 2020. The small grants programme is currently closed and is due to re-open on the 3rd February 2020 until the 17th April 2020.
Grants can be offered to charities that provide:
- Mental and physical health support
- Gateway and access to service, e.g. transport and technology
- Community based approaches, i.e. volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support
- Advocacy, social and welfare support
The type of activities that could be funded include:
- Support for emotional and psychological planning for later life
- Digital inclusion sessions to enable older people to access services
- Activities and clubs enabling older people to remain active and make friends
- Providing companionship and befriending schemes for periods of transition
- Advice and information on options for those with health conditions
- Carers and respite support