The Steps to Funding workshops are making a difference with local older people's groups access the funding support that’s available. Read some of their stories below.
Banbridge Arthritis Care is one of many groups across Northern Ireland which is currently benefitting from Steps to Funding, an Age NI project funded by Comic Relief. The project helps local groups to access much needed funding to support their events and activities.
Edgar Aitcheson is Secretary of the Cloughmills Cultural and Historical Society, a local group which brings older people together weekly for arts, crafts and history. Around 35 people come along to the classes every week to learn interesting new skills.
Robert West, Vice Chair of Gillygooley 2nd Youth believes that the Steps to Funding workshops have increased the success of his applications, and provide invaluable support for an often challenging funding process.
After recently attending a Steps to Funding workshop, Stephen Walker from Magheragall Friendship Club feels more confident about the funding application process which he believes can often be challenging, particularly for smaller groups.
Lisburn’s 'first ever' group for older people has successfully secured much needed funding, thanks to the support of Age NI’s Steps to Funding project.