Applications for the Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering fund are now open

The Centre for Social Action has partnered with the Centre for Ageing Better to launch the Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering fund for which applications have now opened. The fund has been set up to develop and document models of good practice in supporting older people’s voluntary and community activity.

It follows the recent publication of Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: Review of community contributions in later life by the Centre for Ageing Better in partnership with the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS). The review found that many older people who would benefit most from contributing to their communities encounter practical, structural and emotional barriers which prevent them from taking part, or from remaining involved as life changes. It called on voluntary organisations to do more to tackle these barriers.

This fund seeks to stimulate new approaches and identify good practice that other organisations can learn from and replicate.

To find out more about the fund and how you or organisations you work with can apply please see here.