Council offers grant funding for Silver Sunday celebrations

PR2227/RC/MF - 25/06/2019

Mid Sussex District Council is offering grants of £250 to help local groups host fun events for older people as part of Silver Sunday 2019.

Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities. This year Silver Sunday is on 6 October and Mid Sussex District Council is encouraging local people to show their support by organising an enjoyable activity for people over the age of 65.

The Council is offering grants of £250 to any group that would like to organise a Silver Sunday event. The offer is available to all, from large charities right through to small community groups who would like to show their appreciation for their older neighbours.

Silver Sunday is a special day in the national calendar when everyone can come together to celebrate older people: a day where older people feel valued and are given new opportunities to get out, keep their minds and bodies active, learn new skills, make new friends and connect with the communities and generations around them.

The opportunities for Silver Sunday activities are endless. Dance lessons, a theatre trip, museum tour or simply a coffee morning, a Silver Sunday event really can be anything as long as it brings older residents together.

To apply for a grant simply complete an online application form at www.midsussex.gov.uk/grants and submit it by Saturday 3 August 2019.

For further information contact Regina Choudhury, MSDC Community Development Officer on 01444 477495 or email culture@midsussex.gov.uk.

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