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Managing Money Better – Comic Relief’s New Older People's Programme

30 Jan 2012 - 15:49 by michelle.foster

The Managing Money Better grants programme will help older people cope with the challenges of this particularly harsh financial climate and the resultant exclusion and hardship it is causing.

This programme will be aimed at supporting older people (65+) to build their knowledge and skills to manage their money more effectively, ensure access to good, independent financial advice, guard against financial scams and abuse and cope better with cold homes.

Comic Relief are especially interested in how older people can be supported to manage the extreme rising fuel and food prices. In addition, the programme aims to encourage partnerships with voluntary sector organisations and banks, building societies, credit unions, energy companies and others to recognise and respond better to the needs of older people.

The work will need to deliver one or more of the following outcomes for older people to:
• Manage their money more effectively
• Increase their income
• Experience less fuel poverty
• Deal better with financial distress (such as abuse, scams and so on)

There is no overall maximum grant and Comic Relief expect to make awards of varying sizes. This programme will not make grants under £10,000.

There is a two-stage application process. First stage application forms have a deadline of: Friday 17 February 2012. If your application is chosen for further consideration, you will be invited to submit a full proposal. You will then have until the end of March to submit this.

For further information and to apply, visit: www.comicrelief.com/apply-for-a-grant/programmes/managing-money-better-c..., or contact 020 7820 2000, or email: ukgrants@comicrelief.com.
 

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