Second Half Fund, Join In Stay In Fund and Give More Get More Fund – Nesta/Cabinet Office
Nesta has launched three funds looking for more great people helping people ideas, specifically mobilising volunteers over 50 in the second half of their lives as follows:
- The Second Half Fund will provide grants of up to £250,000 to support the growth of new ways of mobilising the time and talents of people aged over 50 specifically in support of: children and young people, parents and families, ageing well, creating resourceful and resilient local places.
- Join In Stay In Fund will award grants of up to £50,000 and significant non-financial support from behavioural science experts for organisations to undertake Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) to understand what works best to encourage volunteers to continue to give their time regularly.
- Give More Get More Fund will provide grants up to £100,000 to support organisations to trial gap years or intensive volunteering placements for people over 50 – approaching or in retirement.
The deadlines for submission of expressions of interest in each fund are 31, 26 and 24 October 2016 respectively.