We are pleased to announce the latest successful set of grant applications for community-based organisations.  Congratulations all: we can’t wait to hear all about how they’re helping to improve the lives of older people and will keep everyone updated on their progress.

We have awarded grants to:

 

Organisation Project Name and Description Grant Awarded
Independent Arts  Care Homes as Creative Places – a culture change project designed to improve the lives of older people in residential settings by providing a sustainable programme of creative activities. £37,000
YMCA East Surrey  Travel Fit – a minibus service offering regular, reliable and affordable transport for older people to the Sport and Community Centre, enabling them to attend rehabilitative exercise sessions. £13,314.01
Bosnia Herzegovina UK Network Quality end of life care for UK refugees from former Yugoslavia to enable access to a high level of culturally appropriate care £37,425
4Sight Vision Support  Project 360 – the creation and implementation of a sight loss care pathway for older people who are visually impaired in West Sussex £37,568
Age Connects Morgannwg Building grant – to turn the current St Mair’s Day Centre in Aberdare into a multi functional community hub and to improve access to health and well being activities for older people £100,000
Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Capability development grant*- to develop the knowledge, capability and skills of staff and volunteers to research and gather evidence from older people transitioning from Health into Social Care services. £5,000
Community Council for Berkshire  Capability development grant* – to conduct a feasibility study to identify rural communities in Berkshire where there are few engaging social activities taking place that focus on older people £4,739

*This grant scheme is currently being reviewed by Trustees and is therefore not open for applications

You can read more about some of our existing community-based projects here.