Arts Council Northern Ireland – Arts and Older People Grants Programme

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 10 July, 4pm

The Arts and Older People Programme was set up to increase opportunities for older people to engage with the arts. It achieved this by providing funding to arts-based projects that addressed related social issues such as poverty, isolation and loneliness, as well as promoting positive mental health. The design of the Programme was informed by the Arts & Older People Strategy which was undertaken by the Arts Council in July 2010.

The programme to date has made 117 awards to community groups, voluntary groups and arts organisations. Over £1.5 million has been invested in the Arts & Older People Programme.

Who can apply?
The programme is aimed at constituted community and voluntary groups who are working at a local level to support older people and can demonstrate strong partnership working with relevant age sector organisations and Local Authority initiatives e.g. Health Cities/ Healthy Communities.
This programme is also open to non-governmental organisations, Local Authorities and arts organisations who can clearly demonstrate partnership working with older people.

For more information see: artscouncil-ni.org/

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