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Independent Age Grants Fund

Reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

The trustees of Independent Age have released £2 million from their funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus.

The funding is focused on activities in these priority areas:

  • providing support for those older people in particularly complex and challenging situations
  • supporting those older people who are very isolated and most likely to miss out on help available from government and larger charities

The Grants Fund will have four separate funding rounds, with each round having £500,000 available.

Registered charities that have at least one paid member of staff (part-time is fine) and an annual income of £1 million or less can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000.

Application closing dates for each round are as follows:

Closing Date for applications Decisions confirmed
Round 1 9am on 4th June 2020 19th June 2020
Round 2 9am on 2nd July 2020 17th July 2020
Round 3 9am on 21st August 2020 3rd September 2020
Round 4 9am on 18th September 2020 1st October 2020

Please be aware you can only apply once.  If you have been unsuccessful, you will not be able to re-apply in a later funding round.

Please note: Basingstoke Voluntary Action work closely with the local community to raise awareness of grants and also assist with advice and guidance on applications etc. If you apply for this or any other grant, please let us know via email to enable us to understand what is being applied for. Also, if you are in fact successful in receipt of any grant please let us know to enable reporting of such funding locally.


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