Generations Together

Wed, 10/06/2009

The Cabinet Office has launched the Generations Together programme, which will fund 12 projects across the country where young and older people can engage with each other on equal terms, break down barriers and challenge negative stereotypes. The programme is designed to:

  • Generate wider interest in and thinking about intergenerational work
  • Increase the number of volunteers working on intergenerational activity by 20,000 by the end of the programme
  • Provide robust evidence of the effectiveness of intergenerational initiatives.

The programme will run during 2009/10 and 2010/11 and is currently seeking bids from all English local authorities. Importantly these bids must involve third sectori organisations and the bidding document makes clear that at least 50% of the funding must be deployed within the third sector. Third sector organisations should contact their local authority to ascertain the potential for bidding, but should be aware that their local authority may not be considering bidding for the fund. The closing date for applications is 10 June 2009. For further information please visit: Generations Together