Centre for Ageing Better | Ageism Action Day: Micro-grants for Age-friendly Communities

Deadline: 10 January 2024.

They may have to close early if they receive a high level of demand so they encourage you to submit as early as possible.

Micro-grants are being made available for community groups and local voluntary sector organisations within communities who are part of the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities, to take part in Centre for Ageing Better’s new annual Action Day to tackle ageism, as part of a pilot programme.

Why are they offering micro-grants?

The Centre for Ageing Better want everyone to be able to take part in the Action Day, but they know it can often be easier for some people than others to find the time and money to be able to do so. They also know that people across the country are experiencing ageism in different ways. Each of us has different ideas on how we raise awareness of and tackle ageism that work for us and our communities. They want to support this creativity across the day through offering micro-grants.

What can the micro-grant cover?

Groups can choose to mark the day as they would like, using the theme “see and be seen” as inspiration, which is all above improving the way ageing is represented in society and challenging negative portrayals and associations. It could be supporting art exhibitions, poetry competitions, fashion shows, film viewings, events which bring generations together, sharing stories of ageing or creating opportunities to discuss ageism at a coffee morning or pub quiz. The options are endless!

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