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Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund

Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund

Applications are now open for the Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund, the newest strand of our partnership grants programme with the Scottish Government and Age Scotland.

The fund is aimed at smaller, grassroots organisations and groups looking to provide community-led support for people affected by dementia. A total of £145,921 of funding is available for this strand and within this, applicants can apply for awards of £5,000 to £20,000 over a 12-month period.

Applications should demonstrate that proposed funded activities will:

  • Address gaps in support for people with lived experience of dementia in a local area
  • Enable the ordinary by removing barriers for people with lived experience to get together and take part in groups and activities
  • Trial new approaches and activities that will empower people with lived experience of dementia
  • Support intergenerational activity – this could mean working with young carers of people living with dementia or generally including young people within the community

The fund criteria and application process have been co-produced by About Dementia staff and a lived experience panel of people living with dementia and unpaid carers. These individuals have played a crucial role in the fund design and they will be continually involved in the assessment and decision-making process as the fund progresses.

How To Apply

For more information on the fund, requirements and how to apply, please download the application guidance. Please note the guidance is also available below in video format.

Once you've read the guidance, apply by downloading our application form below. Completed applications should be emailed to DementiaGrants@agescotland.org.uk or posted to:

About Dementia  
Age Scotland  
Causewayside House
160 Causewayside  
Edinburgh
EH9 1PR 

Please note applications close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 24th August 2022.

What is this fund and who can apply? - Video Guidance

What will we fund? - Video Guidance

How to apply - Video Guidance

How and when will applications be assessed? - Video Guidance

Email Application Form

To apply by email, download this application form. Completed applications should be emailed to DementiaGrants@agescotland.org.uk before 5pm on August 24th, 2022.

Postal Application Form

If you'd prefer to print off the application form and post it to us once complete, you can download a postal application form here. Applications should be sent to the address above (Causewayside House) before 5pm on August 24th, 2022.

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