Time to Shine Seasonal Loneliness Fund

Grant size: £500 to £2,500

Location: Leeds

Deadline: Closed

Time to Shine Seasonal Loneliness Fund

Out of the Shadows: Time to Shine is managed by Leeds Older People’s Forum and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst people over 50. Time to Shine selects partners across Leeds to deliver unique and creative projects that engage socially isolated people.

We know that older people can be particularly lonely and isolated over holiday periods, when other activity and support often stops.  Time to Shine will be working with Leeds Community Foundation to make grants to community groups addressing seasonal loneliness over the Christmas holidays 2019 and the summer holidays 2020.

  • Theme: One-off events or short projects to address seasonal loneliness amongst people aged over 50
  • Location: Leeds
  • Timeframe: funded activity to be delivered entirely during the periods 22 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 and/or 1 August 2020 to 31 August 2020
  • Grant size: £500 to £2,500


Who can apply?

Community groups, charities, social enterprises or other charitable organisations from the third sector that:

  • Have a constitution or other relevant governance document
  • Have a management committee/board of directors/trustees of at least three unrelated people
  • Have a bank account under the name of the group with at least two unrelated signatories (if your organisation doesn’t have its own bank account, but does meet all of the other criteria, please contact us to discuss how we can work around this)
  • Are based in or supporting people living in the Leeds Metropolitan District area

If the programme is heavily oversubscribed, we will give priority to smaller, locally rooted groups.



To Apply

This programme is currently closed for applications.