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 a total of 12 rounds with different themes each round.


Round Themes
The theme for Round Four is Relationships. Our relationships and their quality can define us through our connections with others and the loss of friends and loved ones can be isolating. We are looking for projects that seek to strengthen existing relationships and/or give individuals the opportunities to create new, sustainable relationships.

We are seeking projects which will support building and nurturing relationships beyond and outside of the funded activities (e.g. after the organised activities have taken place).


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

Closing Date
Wednesday 10th May 2017 – at 12noon. We aim to inform all applicants whether they have been funded by week commencing 19th June 2017.

Fund Criteria
Before applying, please read the Fund Criteria here.

To Apply
Please ensure that you meet the Fund Criteria (see above). The online application form can be accessed here.

Further Information
For further information on Out of the Shadows: Time to Shine please visit: timetoshineleeds.org
Click here to read the recent report on the Age Friendly Charter for Leeds
Click here for the Age Friendly Charter for Leeds

Future Rounds
The criteria of each round changes based on different themes.

Round One focused on Dementia and Carers, Round Two on Men and Round Three on Communication.

The theme for Round Five is to be Transport – further information to follow.


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