Independent Age announces £2m Grants Fund for smaller organisations

Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Trustees of Independent Age have released £2 million from their funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus.

Their Grants Fund will comprise of four separate funding rounds. In each round they will make £500,000 available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each.

Reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus has changed the lives of everyone in the UK, but this is particularly true for our older generation who remain amongst the most affected. Before coronavirus struck the nation, Independent Age was exploring how to strengthen collaboration with older people and local organisations with the aim of shaping a more active role in supporting communities. But right now, our focus must be directed towards the current crisis. We can’t do this alone which is why our trustees have released £2 million from Independent Age’s funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus.

Our Grants Fund will comprise of four separate funding rounds. In each round we will make £500,000 available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each.

Applications opened on 18 May. Please be aware you can only apply once.  If you have been unsuccessful, you will not be able to re-apply in a later funding round.

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