Time to Shine Small Funds

BIG TTS logo for online applicationThe Small Funds Programme has been established to help third-sector groups develop ways of reducing loneliness and isolation and strengthen communities benefiting older people defined as over 50 years of age.

There will be two rounds per year for six years with different themes each round.

The theme for Round Two is: Men

The funds will be available to support a range of community-based projects that older people in Leeds who are most susceptible to the adverse effects loneliness and isolation can get involved with.




You can apply as a local organisation for awards of between £5,000 and £10,000

Closing Date

5pm Friday 8th July 2016


For full information on eligibility and the application process, please download and read the Guidance: Time to Shine Guidance – Round 2 2016

For further information on Out of the Shadows: Time to Shine please visit: timetoshineleeds.org


An information session for this round was held on June 2nd 2016 at Woodhouse Community Centre please click here to read the presentation by Leeds Community Foundation.

Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council are launching the State of Men’s Health report in Leeds on June 13th please click here to find out more.

Click here to read the report produced by Independent Age on the impact of social isolation and loneliness on men.

To Apply

Please ensure that you download and read the Guidance notes above before you begin an application.

Click here for the Online Application form.

Future Rounds

Round Three will launch in November 2016 with the theme Communication – more information will follow.


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