Capacity Building Small Grants Fund


The Fund is aimed at groups of people in communities and new/emerging groups who want to increase activities which benefit older people.

Types of funding

There are two types of funding:

  • Level 1 – grants of up to £500
  • Level 2 – grants of between £500 and £5000

Funding aims and outcomes

The Small Grants Fund sits within reshaping care for older people programme 10, Capacity Building, aiming to build the capacity of communities to deliver services which maintain older people in their own home in response to identified community need.

The outcomes of the programme are:

  • Maintain more people at home
  • Build Community resilience
  • Develop social enterprise
  • Increased choice
  • Improved service users and carers health and wellbeing
  • Extended co-production
  • Further integration across sectors
  • Manage resources to meet growing demand

All Small Grants Fund projects should meet at least one of the above outcomes.

Application process & assessment

The application process is now open and applicants can expect a six week turn around.

  • Level 1 – assessed by reshaping care capacity workers (DVA, VCD, DSEN)
  • Level 2 – short form completed – assessed by small panel of the Reshaping Care Working Group.

For further information or to apply contact Christina Cooper, Reshaping Care Coordinator – or Tel: 01382 305701

News Date: 
Wed, 2014-08-27 13:58