Peer to Peer Grants Programme
About Dementia and Age Scotland's Peer-to-Peer grants programme is a funding opportunity for people living with dementia and unpaid carers in Scotland.
The purpose of these grants is to empower people with dementia and unpaid carers to create their own peer support activities and projects. These could be resources, community groups, research, pilot projects, or creative activities. These grants can be used to enable ordinary activities that improve the quality of everyday life for people living with dementia and unpaid carers.
The grants programme is split into two strands, with one application form for people living with dementia and another for unpaid carers. The awards offered through both strands of the grants programme are between £500 to £10,000. Applicants can be current or former unpaid carers, or individuals or groups of people living with dementia.
Our Peer-to-Peer Grants Programme is currently paused, which means we are temporarily unable to accept any new applications.
Due to a very high volume of funding requests, we have paused our peer-to-peer fund for the time being. This will ensure that we can support current applicants and grantholders and are able to work with them to deliver their projects in the best way possible. This pause will also help us to manage the waiting times that new applicants may experience.
This is a temporary measure, and we will open to applications again as soon as possible. We will be reviewing the current pause in the New Year (January 2024). If you would like to be notified when we are open to applications again, or have any other queries about our peer-to-peer grants, please get in touch with us at DementiaGrants@agescotland.org.uk
Guidance Notes and Application Form for People Living With Dementia
Guidance notes and application form for people living with dementia who wish to apply to the peer-to-peer grants programme. THIS DOCUMENT IS HERE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
Guidance Notes and Application Form for Unpaid Carers
Guidance Notes and application form for Unpaid Carers who wish to apply to the peer-to-peer grants programme. THIS DOCUMENT IS HERE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
"The Peer to Peer Grants Programme is an excellent opportunity for people living with dementia, unpaid carers or supporters to apply for funding to develop projects and similar tasks to enhance their health and wellbeing.” - Mike Cheung, Person Living With Dementia and a member of the funding development group
Age Scotland and About Dementia are National Legacy Partners of the Life Changes Trust. As legacy partners, we have inherited the Trust’s grant programmes, including these peer-to-peer grants programmes for people living with dementia and unpaid carers.
For more information about this programme, please contact Adam Huntley at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0131 668 8053.
Peer to Peer Resources
Looking for inspiration? You can view previous projects that have been funded using LCT peer-to-peer grants on our Resources page.