£250,000 fund for ‘Bright Ideas’ to tackle loneliness in Cheshire West

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This week, Brightlife is launching a competition to make over £250,000 available to local people and community groups to help tackle loneliness amongst older people in Cheshire West and Chester.

The Bright Ideas Competition will see individuals and community organisations from across the region pitching their ideas for projects and activities that could help to reduce the risk of social isolation in over-50s. Successful applicants will win a share of the £250,000 award money to turn their ideas into reality.

“The Bright Ideas competition is a great way of making funding accessible to community-minded people and smaller organisations that might not apply through traditional routes,” says Commissioning Manager Adele Gatley, who is working in consultation with Brightlife’s Older People’s Alliance.  “We are encouraging applications from any source, regardless of size and working closely with Chester Voluntary Action to provide tailored packages of business support to applicants, giving them the best possible chance of securing funding for their ideas.”

The Bright Ideas competition will be run over four rounds, the first of which is launching this week, with each round open for applications for nine weeks.

Bright Ideas workshops will be held in various locations throughout Cheshire West and Chester on the following dates:

* CHESTER 21st June 2016 (10am-1pm)

* ELLESMERE PORT 7th July 2016 (10am-1pm)

* FRODSHAM 14th July 2016 (10am -1pm)

* NORTHWICH 25th July (2-4pm)

To book your FREE workshop place, call 01606 884444 or email commissioning@brightlifecheshire.org.uk

 

http://www.brightlifecheshire.org.uk/get-funded/bright-ideas/

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