What is Silver Sunday?

Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities.

Silver Sunday was launched in 2012 by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and Councillor Christabel Flight, after a report discovered more than a third of people over 75 said they were lonely.

The aim was to celebrate older residents and to help them get out and about and meet new people.

Council grants available for Silver Sunday Events

Apply for a Silver Sunday Grant

Closing date for applications: Saturday 3 August 2019

We are offering grants of up to £250 for any activities held in October that provide an opportunity for older people to try something new, meet new people and have an uplifting day. It could be:

  • a tea party
  • a classic film showing
  • an informative talk
  • music or dance performance or
  • simply a healthy walk.

Any activity for older people over the age of 65 that’s fun and engaging will be considered.

Previous Silver Sunday events

To download photographs of previous events then please see our Photo Gallery Zip file

Contact us

Regina Choudhury
MSDC Community Development Officer
Email: culture@midsusex.gov.uk

Last updated: 01 December 2020