Get £250 towards a Silver Sunday celebration

PR2163/RC/MF - 19/04/2018

Mid Sussex District Council is offering grants of £250 to help local groups host fun events for older people as part of Silver Sunday 2018.

Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities. This year Silver Sunday is on 7 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 this year. 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.

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.

Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK. Led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, it celebrates the value and knowledge they contribute to our communities while combating loneliness and isolation. Everyone can get involved, whether that’s organising an event, spreading the word, or simply attending an activity.

To apply for a grant simply complete an online application form at www.midsussex.gov.uk/grants and submit it by Saturday 30 June 2018. For further information contact Regina Choudhury, MSDC Community Development Officer on 01444 477495 or email culture@midsussex.gov.uk.

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