Independent Age has launched their Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller organisations across the UK support older people most affected by COVID-19.
£2 million will be released across 4 separate funding rounds, with £500,00 available each round; organisations can apply for grants of up to £15,000, with the next deadline at 9am on Thursday 2nd July.
With the Grants Fund, Independent age aims to reach more people, particularly those who are living in complex and challenging situations, and those in danger of being overlooked.
To be eligible, groups and organisations must:
- be a registered charity
- have at least one paid member of staff (full- or part-time)
- have an annual income of £1 million or less (averaged across the last 3 financial years)
- already be working with older people in one or both of the priority groups mentioned above
- have a plan on what they want to do (or do better) to help make an immediate difference in those older people’s lives over the next 6 months
Organisations not specialising in work with older people are welcome to apply, but must already be providing services for older people as part of your work, and to be able to highlight their achievements.
Full eligibility criteria is available on the Independent Age website.
A full list of dates and deadlines:
|Round opens||Application deadline||Decision confirmed|
|Round 1||Monday 18th May||9am on Thursday 4th June||Friday 19th June|
|Round 2||Monday 8th June||9am on Thursday 2nd
|Friday 17th July|
|Round 3||Monday 27th July||9am on Friday 21st August||Thursday 3rd September|
|Round 4||Monday 24th
|9am on Friday 18th September||Thursday 1st October|
Alternatively, for further information contact the team by email: GrantsFund@independentage.org (Please note they are currently unable to speak on the phone.)