Atlantic boosts Fund for older people A small grants programme for older people in Northern Ireland has been enhanced by a contribution from Atlantic Pilanthropies. The Turkington Fund, previously administered by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, will now be run by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. The Turkington Fund was established in recognition and celebration of the contribution of older people to society. It offers funding for locally based community projects that are run by, and for, older people.Grants will generally range between £200 – £3000 maximum. The Fund will allocate some £60,000 each year in a range of small grants. While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications that address: Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis –The promotion of interaction between older people and other sections of the community— Activities to address shared concerns amongst groups of older people— Activities that focus on the positive contribution of older people within the community— Projects that enhance the active participation of older people in decision-making and policy influence— Encouragement of older people to engage with a range of social, educational, health and cultural activitiesPriority will be given to those applications that show a clear involvement of older people in the design and delivery of a project. The project does not need to be new or particularly innovative in nature, but its programme must be realistic and clearly thought through. An emphasis will be placed on locally-based self-help groups that are working in disadvantaged areas.For further information and an application for the Turkington Fund you can go to their website or contact:Sharon KillenCommunity Foundation for Northern IrelandCommunity House6a City Link Business ParkBelfastBT12 4HQTel: +44 (0) 28 90 245927Fax: +44 (0) 28 90 249438Email: [email protected] Tagged with: Ireland 26 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.