Three new funds from Nesta to support volunteering among over 50s

Nesta have announced three new grant funds totalling £4million

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

These are to explore how more charities and public
services can better tap into the skills and experience of volunteers over 50
for the benefit of all society. Find out more and submit an expression of interest. 

They are looking
for more great people helping people ideas, specifically mobilising volunteers
over 50 in the second half of their lives:

The Second Half Fund will provide grants of up to
£250,000 to support the growth of new ways of mobilising the time and talents
of people aged over 50 specifically in support of: children and young people,
parents and families, ageing well, creating resourceful and resilient local

Deadline for expression of interest: midday 31 October 2016

In Stay In Fund
will award grants of up to £50,000 and significant
non-financial support from behavioural science experts for organisations to
undertake Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) to understand what works best to
encourage volunteers to continue to give their time regularly.

Deadline for expression of
interest: midday 26 October 2016

Give More Get More Fund will provide grants up to
£100,000 to support organisations to trial gap years or intensive volunteering
placements for people over 50 – approaching or in retirement.

Deadline for expression of
interest: 24 October 2016

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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