During the cold and icy weather, many people who are otherwise fairly independent in their own homes can become isolated. They may be older people frightened of falling or have limited mobility made even more difficult by dangerous pavements or snow on the ground, or their family or other carers may not be able to get to them in bad weather. Enforced isolation can lead to deterioration in health, both mental and physical. The purpose of this grant is to reduce this impact by offering practical support.
A maximum of £300.00 will be given to successful applicants. Preference will be given to new groups who have not received Good Neighbour funding before however we also welcome new initiatives from groups who have received funding in the past.
Funding is available for:
- Volunteer driver expenses to take people to hospital/doctors appointments and shopping
- Equipment – shovels, salt, grit to help people move around in the bad weather.
- Any other initiatives that protect older and vulnerable adults in the winter months, this could include staying warm and healthy events
The deadline date for applications is Monday 11 November.