To Reduce Loneliness – Government Announces Launch of Fund to Tackle Social Isolation, Autumn 201922-Oct-2019
The Government has recently launched a grant fund for organisations working to reduce loneliness and tackle social isolation.
The £2 Million fund will aim to support small grassroots organisations such as community cafes, street parties, coffee mornings and walking groups, and is in addition to the £11.5 Million Building Communities Fund; a joint scheme funded with the National Lottery Community Fund and the Co-op Foundation, which has supported 126 projects to date.
The sentiment from the Minister for Civil Society and loneliness was one of encouragement; saying that loneliness is “..one of the biggest public health challenges our country faces and we are committed to tackling it head on.“
The Minister also cited the new fund is a timely and decent way to mark one year since the launch of the Government’s strategy to address the issue of loneliness and “..will help grassroots organisations address the issue in their own communities.”
The UK Government says that further details, such as the application process and eligibility, will be announced by them “in due course”.
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