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.

There will be four rounds of grant-making in June, July, August and September 2020. (Deadline for first round is 4th June). In each round we will make £500,000 available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each. We hope to be able to make up to 200 grants from the Fund over this period.

Full eligibility criteria and guidance are available at:

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