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.