Time to Shine Small Funds

Grant size: £5,000 to £10,000

Location: Leeds

Deadline: Closed

Time to Shine Small Funds

Out of the Shadows: Time to Shine (TtS) is managed by Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst people over 50. Time to Shine selects partners across Leeds to deliver unique and creative projects that engage socially isolated people. Within the programme is robust, external local and national evaluation to test and learn from the approaches and inform future work. Leeds is one of 14 Ageing Better areas, selected from an original 100 in England. LOPF secured approximately £6 million from Big Lottery Fund to reach more than 15,000 people in the city by 2021.

The Small Funds Programme is part of Time to Shine and 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. Leeds Community Foundation is delighted to deliver this scheme in partnership with Time to Shine.
There will be 11 rounds in total with different themes each round.


This fund is currently closed for applications and is expected to re-open in the Spring.


If you would like further information on this round, future themes, the required monitoring or any other aspect of Time to Shine Small Funds, please contact Leeds Community Foundation at First Floor, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2TE, Telephone: 0113 242 2426, Email: grants@leedscf.org.uk.