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Winter Celebration Grant

The Winter Celebration grant programme for 2018 was launched on Monday 1 October as part of Age Positive Week.

We’re encouraging applications for grants of up to £150 from new and established groups, so that older people can come together for a social occasion between 1 November 2018 and 28 February 2019.

It’s not uncommon as we enter later life to lose those we hold very dear to us, family, friends, colleagues and neighbours who we’ve known for many a year. For some of us, as our children have grown and flown the nest they may have relocated to other parts of the country or even globe. We may find our contact with others limited and we may have fewer opportunities for social events or celebrations. It may be that we have time for ourselves but no one to share this with in a meaningful way.

Social connectedness is so important for all of us at any age and stage of life but is particularly important as we enter later life. Social connections give us the opportunity for emotional support, material help, and information that we need to thrive and enjoy quality of life and good health.

The Winter Celebration grants programme is open to applicants from across Wales. It's hoped that through this, people will have an opportunity to meet new people who share their situation. In previous years, our grants helped to fund Christmas dinners, Chinese New Year celebrations and theatre trips and has enabled older people to establish new friendships and / or nurture existing ones.

Watch our video to see the impact our Winter Celebration grants can have. We awarded a grant to Chepstow Singing for Fun group who invited us along to film their celebration. It’s a heartwarming video and it was lovely to see, first hand, the difference our Winter Celebration grants make.

How to apply for a Winter Celebration Grant

Please check our Eligibility and criteria funding before applying. If you believe you meet the criteria, please download the application form

If you have any questions, please call us on 029 2043 1555 or send us an email


Deadline for receipt of completed applications - 19 November 2018

Grant award allocation and applicants informed of outcome in writing - w/c 26 November 2018

Grant payments made - w/c 17 December 2018


Winter Celebration Grants eligibility and criteria funding 2018

Application form

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