Kellett Fund 2015 is open for applications

030The Kellett Fund, established in 1996 following a £5m legacy from Mr Douglas Kellett, supports projects that enable active ageing. Funding is available to community and voluntary sector agencies active in in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Chester-Le-Street to support projects that:

1. support the active participation of older people in all aspects of community affairs,


2. provide leisure and learning activities for older people.

We are particularly interested in supporting projects that deliver against both, offering older people opportunities to benefit from and contribute to service provision.  A minimum requirement for all applications will be that projects should involve older people in their governance, service planning and delivery.

A long-standing priority of the Kellett Fund has been to ensure its projects benefit those in most need.  Applicants will be required to demonstrate an active approach to engaging with hard-to-reach communities, and report on the progress achieved.

The fund offers grants of up to £30,000 a year over three years. Grants will be made for up to two years in the first instance, with funding in year three restricted to those projects that have demonstrated significant achievement against Kellett Fund priorities.

Please read the “Kellett Fund 2015: Guidelines for Applicants” before applying. Applications must be made on the online “Kellett Fund 2015: Grant Application Form”. Applications open on March 17 2015. The closing date is 12 noon on 28 April 2015. Successful projects will be notified in June 2015, and projects must have commenced by 1 September 2015.

There will be a further round of Kellett Funding in March 2016.

Posted on 18/03/2015 @ 4:27 pm
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