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Small Grants to Reduce Social Isolation for Over 55s

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Home Instead Charities’ mission is to end loneliness for ageing adults. The organisation exists to bring happiness and joy into the lives of Britain’s ageing population so that ageing adults are thriving, not just surviving.

To this end, they offer funding to support local community events that enhance and enrich the lives of people over the age of 55 to combat loneliness and sometimes isolation ensuring they stay fit, active, healthy and connected and contributing to their local communities.

There are two levels of funding:

  • Grants of up to £500 for small grass roots organisations.
  • Grants of up to £1,500 for small local registered charities. Larger grants can be considered for exceptional projects.

The funder will only fully fund a grant request where the applicant holds no more than three months operating costs in reserve. For organisations that have more than this, up to 50% of the project costs will be funded.

The grants can be used for:

  • Regular weekly or monthly events and activities
  • One off activities such as a day trip
  • Activities such as yoga or a guest speaker for the group.

There are four application windows per year: January, April, July and October.

The current deadline for applications is 31 July 2024.

Click here for information.