Time to Shine Small Funds

The Small Funds Programme was been established to help third-sector groups develop ways of reducing loneliness and isolation and strengthen communities benefiting older people defined as over 50 years of age who are living in Leeds.

There are a total of 12 rounds with different themes each round.



The theme for Round 9, the next round, will be confirmed soon.

Round 9 will launch at the end of August 2018.


You can apply as a local organisation for awards of between £5,000 and £10,000

Closing Date
Round 9 will close  in October applicants being informed whether they have been funded mid-November.

Fund Criteria
Before applying, you will need to read the Fund Criteria which will be made available when the next round launches.
Eligibility for projects supported by current Time To Shine Delivery Partners click here.

To Apply
Please first ensure that you meet the Fund Criteria (see above). The online application form will be available when Round 9 launches.

Further Information
For further information on Out of the Shadows: Time to Shine please visit: timetoshineleeds.org
Click here to read the recent report on the Age Friendly Charter for Leeds
Click here for the Age Friendly Charter for Leeds

Future Rounds
The criteria of each round changes based on different themes.  Round One focused on Dementia and Carers, Round Two on Men, Round Three on Communication, Round Four on Relationships, Round Five on Transport; Round Six had dual themes of Transport and ‘Open round’ and Round Seven was an Open round.

The themes for the final rounds – Rounds 10-12 – will be confirmed in the near future.

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