Friday, September 17, 2010

£2,500 to get your idea off the ground for getting old

By 2025, it is estimated that more than half the population will be
over 55. UnLtd and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation have teamed up
to encourage individuals to bring about positive change in our
attitudes and approaches to getting older and to create solutions that
will make a lasting difference to our ageing population.

What is available:
30 Start-Up Awards are available of up to £2,500 to get your idea off
the ground.

3 Development Awards of up to £15,000 will also be offered to 3 UnLtd
Engage Award Winners to grow and replicate their ideas.

What they are looking for:
Do you have an idea that could improve the social issues faced by
older people in your community that falls within one or more of these

* Inspiring self-belief and well-being (including ageing well,
health & safety and keeping active)
* Making the most of opportunities (including planning for change,
work and volunteering)
* Valuing shared wisdom and experience (including reducing
isolation and building positive perceptions and relationships)

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