South Norfolk Council is helping community groups celebrate Silver Sunday in October with grants of up to £200.
The Council is working with the South Norfolk Older People’s Forum to help fund events held between the 1 October and the 7 October which bring older people together.
South Norfolk Council Cabinet member, Yvonne Bendle said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for community groups to showcase the many activities that happen throughout the year. It’s also a chance for the older generation to try something new, get out and about and meet new people.”
“It’s a great chance to celebrate the value and knowledge that older people contribute to our communities and helps to combat loneliness and isolation.”
Last year, events included a community lunch, craft activities, exercise taster sessions, quizzes, bingo and much more.
The grants are open to community groups or organisations and town and parish councils based in South Norfolk. The money should be used to cover the costs associated with staging and promoting the events or activities. For example, these can include the cost of performers, venue hire and promotional literature.
You can download an application form from the South Norfolk Council website at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/community-grants. Applications close 22 September.