supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund (dementia)
The Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund is aimed at smaller, grassroots organisations and groups looking to provide community-led support for people affected by dementia. A total of £145,921 of funding is available for this strand and within this, applicants can apply for awards of £5,000 to £20,000 over a 12-month period.
Applications should demonstrate that proposed funded activities will:
Address gaps in support for people with lived experience of dementia in a local area
Enable the ordinary by removing barriers for people with lived experience to get together and take part in groups and activities
Trial new approaches and activities that will empower people with lived experience of dementia
Support intergenerational activity – this could mean working with young carers of people living with dementia or generally including young people within the community
The fund criteria and application process have been co-produced by About Dementia staff and a lived experience panel of people living with dementia and unpaid carers. These individuals have played a crucial role in the fund design and they will be continually involved in the assessment and decision-making process as the fund progresses.
Who can apply
This fund is open to both new and established organisations and community groups including those with or without a constitution. The fund is also open to national organisations as long as it is clear that the proposal is to develop something new within a particular community and is distant from their national work.
For more information on the fund, requirements and how to apply, please download the application guidance. Please note the guidance is also available below in video format.