Charity launches grant scheme to tackle isolation and loneliness – Deadline: 14 May 2018
Published on 23 July 2018 02:47 PM
Age Cymru has launched a special grants scheme to help combat loneliness and isolation amongst older people in Wales. (Deadline 14 May 2018)
The scheme invites local groups across Wales to apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help kick start activities that will encourage older people to engage with their community.
Age Cymru’s chief executive Victoria Lloyd explains the reason behind the launch: “Loneliness and isolation are a daily reality for many older people in Wales, with 75,000 older people reporting that they ‘often of always’ feel lonely. The detrimental effects that loneliness has on older people are well documented.
“Isolation and loneliness has been an area of key activity for Age Cymru. Our campaign activity has raised public awareness of the causes and solutions to tackling loneliness and encourages communities and individuals to take action.
“We aim to provide solutions through the provision of information and advice to older people and through our healthy ageing programmes.
“We hope that the provision of small grants would be helpful in getting small scale activity off the ground while organisations show their potential and establish their fundraising activity.”
The deadline for applications is 14 May 2018. For an application form and guidelines please visit our website www.agecymru.org.uk/grants or call our offices on 029 2043 1555.