The Derbyshire Older People’s Fund originates from an anonymous donor who kindly, and with great foresight, created a pot of money specifically for grassroots community groups helping elderly residents. The fund has been very well received and has already helped 28 local organisations since its launch last July. The fund’s impact has been so important during a time of austerity and concern regarding social care in general, the fund has successfully helped groups tackle:
Isolation and loneliness
Mental health and well-being
Independence and physical health
Grants of up to £5,000 are still available but not for too much longer as the fund, as it stands, is due to be fully spent in the next few months.
If your group or a group you know could benefit then now is the time to act. Call the grants team on 01773 525860 and talk to one of the team about your project ideas and see if they are suitable for the fund.