This funding aims to create festive connections across generations and between organisations that wouldn’t normally work together. Christmas and the festive season spirit offers a great opportunity to develop connections and make a difference in our communities. LGNI’s vision is that these connections and relationships will continue into the future.
Activities can be a one-off event or a project delivered over a number of sessions promoting the value of intergenerational connections at a time of year that so many may feel lonely and disconnected.
The small grants are £125 and open to a range of groups across Northern Ireland including: older people's groups, care homes, schools, community groups, youth groups etc. All activities must take place during December and be mutually beneficial for all involved. The grants will form part of LGNI's Christmas Campaign and we ask that grantees share their activities and good news stories with us and on social media to inspire and spread festive cheer!
The scheme opens on 2nd October 2023 to celebrate the launch of Positive Ageing Month. Applications will close for submissions on the 27th October at 12 noon.
An information video can also be viewed at the bottom of this page as well as the 2022 Christmas Grants Scheme Report.
Last years Christmas Page full of ideas & resources: Let’s make this Christmas an Age Connected One! – Linking Generations NI
LGNI resources page: Resources – Linking Generations NI
Check out LGNI's Positive Ageing Month page for more info and ideas: Positive Ageing Month 2023 Intergenerational Inspiration! – Linking Generations NI
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