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Comic Relief – Active Ageing: Creating Change in Communities

Comic Relief has launched this new £1.5 million fund “to engage older people aged 65 and over from ‘harder to reach’ groups to get involved in opportunities which use their skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to their communities”.

The funding is for projects which put older people at the centre of the work, designing and developing activities or opportunities which meet their needs, interests and priorities.

Comic Relief is looking for ‘creative, fresh approaches’ and not for standard activities.

Grants of between £40,000 and £80,000 are available for up to three years of work in the UK.

Comic Relief expects to fund a minimum of 25% of the total costs of the proposed activities in order to ensure that they have contributed to the work in a meaningful way.

Deadline for applications is 29 August 2017.

For further details please visit the fund website here.