Elderly & Isolated Adults Theme from Kent Community Foundation24-May-2017
Kent Community Foundation (KCF) continues to provide funding for local projects that address the challenges faced by elderly adults and support people to stay well, healthy and independent and, most importantly, combat social isolation.
Within the next ten years, it is estimated that nearly 1/3 of Kent’s population will be in their senior years, with people aged 85 and over being the fastest growing age group across the population. Even though there are opportunities presented, like the economic gains from people working longer and increased life expectancy, the Foundation recognise there are still great challenges related with an ageing population. National organisation Campaign to End Loneliness estimate that 10% of the UK population aged over 65 is lonely all or most of the time, for instance.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that are working to support those most at risk of missing out, such as older carers, people affected by dementia, those living alone in isolated areas and those with very little financial support.
The deadline for this season is 26th May 2017, with further dates to be announced later this year.