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Grants - intergenerational working

The Rugby Local Strategic Partnership has put the concept of 'intergenerational working' at the heart of Our Rugby, Our Future - A Regeneration Strategy for Rugby 2016-2019.

This year's voluntary and community organisation grants, arts grants and Rural Development Fund grants aim to support projects which promote intergenerational working.

Projects should:

  • bring people from different generations together in mutually beneficial activities
  • develop activities which promote a greater understanding and respect between different generations and contribute to building cohesive communities
  • encourage different generations to learn skills from each other

Examples of successful intergenerational projects:

Cooking classes

Young people received training in order to run cooking classes for older people. The classes were aimed at older people who live alone, including a number of men who were widowed and had no cooking experience. The project led to a number of young people securing full time work in social care.

Wood carving - bench project

Young people and older people worked together to design, build and carve a wooden bench. The carvings celebrated local history and the bench has now become a permanent fixture in the local area.

iTea4U

A monthly session where older people can receive one-to-one support from young people to use technology, including laptops, mobile phones and digital cameras. The project has given a number of older people the confidence to go online to pay bills and stay in touch with family and friends via social media and Skype.

For more information about intergenerational working, or for advice on completing your grants application, email grants@rugby.gov.uk or call (01788) 533533.

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