Applications Being Invited for The Older Persons’ Fund

The Older Persons’ Fund is a long-term philanthropic fund which promotes the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities.

The Fund builds on the Community Foundation for Ireland's long-standing engagement and commitment to supporting older people in their communities. Over €1m has been invested in this area to date.

This year you may apply for a grant under the following two categories:

  1. Inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles – Grants of up to €7,500 will be available to organisations working towards inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles
  2. Supporting older peoples’ voices at local & national level – Grants of up to €7,500 will available to organisations working towards supporting older peoples’ engagement in advocacy.

The Fund will initially support projects in the area of civic engagement which:

  • Support older people’s ‘voice’ at a local and national level, and their capacity to engage in all strands of society.
  • Promote older people’s participation as active citizens in their communities and their inclusion in civic life.

In the longer term, the Fund will also support activities that address older people’s social exclusion, for example loneliness and isolation, where increased civic participation is a planned outcome.

The deadline for applications will be strictly 4.30 p.m on Thursday 14 March 2019.

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