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Older People Programme (UK)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Comic Relief is inviting the voluntary and community sector throughout the UK where older people aged 65+ are developing ideas for action and change, to submit applications through their Older People’s Programme. The programme aims to:

  • Support older people to bring positive change to their community
  • Help older people feel less isolated, especially those who are most excluded such as:
  • black and minority ethnic elders
  • frail older people with mental health needs
  • older carers
  • those on lower incomes.

Examples of the types of projects they will fund include:

  • bringing the generations together to learn from each other through, for example, the creative arts or IT
  • older people acting as a resource to other older people and supporting those who may be less physically and mentally able
  • projects that are engaging hard to reach groups
  • activities which generate profits to further social or environmental goals, such as community cafes run by older people.

Most grants are expected to be of between £15,000 and £40,000 per year. Grants may be for up to 3 years.

The next closing date for applications is the 21st May 2010.

Funding for International Youth Partnerships (UK)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Public and other not-for-profit organisations active in the field of youth services are being invited to apply for funding of up to €100,000 for projects promoting cooperation in the youth sector with eligible partner countries other than the neighbouring countries of the European Union (Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and Asia, etc). The funding is being made available through Action 3.2 of the EU’s Youth in Action programme. Preference will be given to those projects which best reflect the permanent priorities of the ‘Youth in Action’ programme, these are:

  • Participation of young people
  • Cultural diversity
  • European citizenship
  • Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.

Preference will also be given to projects reflecting the following annual priorities of the call, these are:

  • Global issues affecting young people, such as climate change, sustainable development, migrations, and the Millennium Development Goals
  • Combating poverty and social exclusion
  • Strengthening the Euro-African dialogue, exchange and cooperation in the field of youth.

Projects must involve partners from at least four different countries, including two from the partner countries. The total budget available is €2,600,000 and the Commission will pay up to 80% of eligible costs.

The closing date for applications is the 17th May 2010.