Current Grant Programmes

Elderly Persons Social Isolation Fund

Round One - Awareness

In the autumn of 2016 we received an anonymous donation which we were asked to utilise: “to fund projects working with older people to reduce isolation and increase involvement in the community”.

The Trustees were delighted to accept these funds and have now launched the first round entitled “Awareness” with an allocation of up to £40,000.

Full details and an application form can be downloaded from the website, and the closing date for receipt of completed applications for Round One is Friday 9 June 2017.

Now extended to Friday 30 June 2017.

If additional information is required then please email

EPSIF Criteria EPSIF Application Form

Age UK Loneliness & isolation Review

#iwill Fund

Round One

Big Lottery Fund and Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund. Community Foundation Wakefield District are acting as match funders and Leeds Community Foundation are awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill fund in Wakefield.

Youth social action has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places. The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action. The programme aim is to increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%.

Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. Social action develops the skills and knowledge of young people that employers look for. The definition of young people is between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people.

You can apply as a local organisation for awards of between £1,000 and £5,000.

Closing Date Thursday, 10th August at 12noon.

To apply for funding click here.

Youth Social Action Fund - Criteria

How you can help... Fundraising

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