The Older Persons’ Fund is a long-term philanthropic fund which promotes the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities.
The Fund builds on our long-standing engagement and commitment to supporting older people in their communities. We have invested over €1m in this area to date.
This year we have the following two categories that you may apply for a grant under – Advocacy and Active Citizenship:
Inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles – Grants of up to €7,500 will be available to organisations working towards inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles
Supporting older peoples’ voices at local & national level – Grants of up to €7,500 will available to organisations working towards supporting older peoples’ engagement in advocacy.
How to apply
The Older Persons Fund has two separate categories this year, one each for Advocacy and Active Citizenship.
You can apply for funding in the Advocacy category here: https://communityfoundationireland.secure.force.com/forms/OlderPersonsFundR9Advocacy2021
You can apply for funding in the Active Citizenship category here: https://communityfoundationireland.secure.force.com/forms/OlderPersonsFundR9ActiveCitizenship2021
The deadline for applications will be strictly 4.30 p.m on Wednesday 20th October 2021