Elderly groups get chance to apply for council grant

Barmby Moor Parish Council successfully landed funding for Phase 2 of the Boot and Slipper IT Project.
Barmby Moor Parish Council successfully landed funding for Phase 2 of the Boot and Slipper IT Project.

Voluntary and community groups are being encouraged to apply for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Connecting Communities Grant scheme.

Any organisation, voluntary group or community group working or based within the East Riding of Yorkshire that wants to develop community-based project or activities for 50-year-olds and over can apply for the grant.

Groups to benefit so far include Barmby Moor Parish Council for the Boot and Slipper IT Project and Patient Champions at Brough and South Cave Surgery for a health and social care information booth.

Projects should:

• Encourage participation and help to improve physical and mental wellbeing.

• Help to reduce isolation and loneliness in the community, especially among older people with emerging health and social care needs.

• Promote independence and help people to manage their lives and care for themselves.

The amount which groups can apply for is flexible and can be available for up to three years (as a yearly fund) but can also be accessed as a one-off sum. However, the grant does not fund salaries.

Applications will be assessed through the Connecting Communities grant panel which meets monthly.

The panel is made of representatives from: Adult Social Care; Public Health; Clinical Commissioning Group.

Contact the council’s Adult Social Care Transformation Team via connecttosupport@eastriding.gov.uk for further details or an application form. Alternatively call 01482 392226.