Winter Celebration Grants launched
Published on 22 October 2018 01:50 PM
Older peoples' groups invited to bid for winter celebration grants
We wish to invite local older people's groups to bid for grants of up to £150 to help organise winter celebrations.
We know that loneliness and isolation can have a devastating impact on older people, particularly at winter time, so we're encouraging local older people's groups to organise social events or celebrations anytime between November 2018 and the end of February 2019.
The Winter Celebration grants programme is open to applicants from across Wales. It's hoped that through this initiative, older people will have an opportunity to meet new friends and build upon existing friendships. In previous years our grants have helped fund a variety of events including Christmas lunches, Chinese New Year celebrations and theatre trips.
The grants are only available to established older people's groups such as lunch clubs, forums or sheltered housing schemes. Our limited fund is usually oversubscribed so applicants need to make sure they match our eligibility criteria.