Aims/priorities: The Foundation supports: older people facing isolation, loneliness, or poor health; young people who may be falling behind personally and academically; and communities in need of regeneration.
Support for projects that address the following are provided:
Help young people overcome educational challenges:
- Commit volunteering days every year to support children with additional learning needs.
- Build long-term partnerships with charities, local schools, and community groups.
- Provide grant funding for charities and community groups supporting children with additional learning needs.
- Promote intergenerational learning opportunities.
Health and wellbeing of older people:
- Provide grant funding to community charities supporting the needs of older people.
- Support projects that include intergenerational or community regeneration.
- Partner with charities who actively engage older people in community activities.
- Actively facilitate opportunities for volunteering.
- Advocate and campaign for older people.
Create and enhance community spaces:
- Ensure community spaces are accessible and able to be enjoyed by all ages.
- Promote opportunities for generations to enjoy work and recreation together.
- Bring together communities through volunteering.
- Partner with community charities to develop sustainable community spaces.
.Who can apply? Grassroot and volunteer-led charities and community groups plus CICs and social enterprises may apply.
Grant amount: One-off grants up to £5,000 are available.
Application process: Initially, an expression of interest form should be submitted. This will be reviewed and, if selected, the main application form will be sent plus a copy of the Grant Making Policy.
Deadline:Applications are accepted any time and are reviewed by the Trustees quarterly.
Contact: Tel: 01202292480 Email: Graeme.Marsh@mccarthyandstone-foundation.org.uk