LGNI are delighted to promote the good news of funding for projects between the generations during 2012!
OFMDFM has allocated £100,000 for a grants scheme to support such projects and made this important announcement at the LGNI ‘Is It Fair’ event on 30 April. Announcing the new scheme Junior Minister Bell said:
“We are pleased to announce a new small grant scheme to assist people with intergenerational and active ageing projects. This grant confirms the Executive’s commitment to the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. We have secured £100,000 for this scheme to help deliver social change through promoting age equality and reducing social exclusion. It is aimed specifically at community groups and voluntary organisations. Details about the scheme will soon be available on the OFMDFM website.”
The announcement of this grant scheme is a very important breakthrough in the recognition of the importance of intergenerational approaches within communities and organisations. For further details on this grant scheme please see http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/index/equality/age.htm and feel free to contact LGNI for advice or support regarding intergenerational project ideas.
We would also like to draw your attention to an EY2012 intergenerational all Ireland video challenge competition, ‘Reimagining Ageing’. For further information and details on how to enter please visit http://www.cardi.ie/news/ey2012reimaginingageingvideochallenge GOOD LUCK!!!
Emily Park (on behalf of Vicki Titterington)
Linking Generations NI/Beth Johnson Foundation
40 West Street
Newtownards BT23 4EN