Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in England for projects which link younger people aged 5 to 14 from schools and youth organisations with older people living in local care homes.
The Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project is a national initiative from My Home Life England and The Linking Network. The programme is jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund (as part of their #iwill fund) and the Dunhill Medical Trust.
The aims of the programme are:
- Improving young people’s confidence and develop their leadership skills.
- Creating a world where care homes are truly connected to their communities.
- Sustainably embedding intergenerational linking into the curriculum and ethos of a school and/or youth organisation.