Arts & Older People Grants Programme 2017 now open
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is now inviting applications for the Arts & Older People Grants Programme. Applications must be submitted before Thursday 15th June 2017.
The Arts & Older People Programme, funded by Arts Council National Lottery funding, 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. Applications are invited from constituted community and voluntary groups, who are working at a local level to support older people and the programme is also open to non-governmental agencies, local authorities and arts organisations who can clearly demonstrate partnership working with older people.
Applicants are encouraged to consult the programme guidance notes and criteria before submitting an application.The guidance notes are available here.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 15th June at 4pm.