Time to Shine Small Funds - Round 2 open now!

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) has launched a series of Small Fund programmes, in partnership with Time to Shine, to help third sector groups.

People gardening Out of the Shadows: Time to Shine is managed by Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst people over 50. LOPF secured approximately £6 million from the Big Lottery Fund to enable them to reach more than 15,000 older people in the city by 2021.  

LCF will be managing two funding programmes per year for the next six years, focusing on a variety of areas of need. The second round is now open for applications from community groups and charities that are addressing the needs of men.  

What we are looking for
  • Ideas that address the needs of those socially isolated older men who find it hardest to access support due to geography; mobility; culture; poverty; or other factors. 
  • Activity that increases resilience or builds networks which enable older men to develop their social
    opportunities and networks.
  • Practical projects that provide real, tangible impact, as opposed to information or events. We are keen to support projects which are proactive and work with other organisations to refer and signpost people to access a wider range of support.  
Older people are at the heart of everything that happens in Time to Shine, so we would encourage projects to think widely about their involvement in all elements of their project; design, delivery and evaluation.  

Applicants can apply for awards of between £5,000 and £10,000 to support their innovative projects and services. Full details can be found online - www.leedscf.org.uk/time-to-shine/. Deadline for applications is Friday 8th July 2016.