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July 26, 2022

International Day of Older People 2022 – community event grants now open

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Communications Officer

Community groups and organisations can now apply for grants – of up to £300 – to run an event to celebrate International Day of Older People (IDOP) in Leeds. The IDOP theme this year is ‘The resilience and contributions of older women.’

Please see our IDOP 2022 grants pack for details of what you can apply to do, and how to apply.

We are keen to fund a range of diverse events and welcome applications from all communities of the city, including those focusing on intergenerational work or specific issues affecting older people, such as people living with dementia.

We encourage groups and organisations to come up with their own creative and interesting ways to celebrate IDOP in Leeds.

Older women contribute enormously to political, civil, economic, social and cultural life, but sometimes their contributions and experiences remain unseen and unheard.  The 2022 IDOP theme serves as a reminder and celebration of the significant role older women play in overcoming challenges with courage and strength.

The deadline for applications is Monday 22 August.

Rob Cook
Communications Officer