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Funding Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:12

Funding Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People

The Later Life Inclusions grants programme is run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation and is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50.

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, e.g. 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

The programme offers small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years; and grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 to charities with an annual income of above £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years.

The next closing date for the small grants programme is 31st May 2019 and 15th April 2019 for the large grants programme (Stage 1 applications).

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