Leeds OPF funded to support older people through the cost of living crisis

Leeds Older People’s Forum has been awarded funding from Independent Age Cost of Living fund to support older people through the cost of living crisis and reduce the impact of poverty in a new programme, “Warm & Cosy”. 

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, and with the generous support of the Pension Insurance Corporation, Independent Age are providing 50 grants of £40,000 (£2million total) to charities and community organisations to get more money into the pockets of older people and help ensure they do not have to choose between buying food to eat and heating their home this winter.

AAA Member LOPF will redistribute grants of up to £1000 for a range of activities
to organisations who successfully apply to be delivery partners in two grant rounds, in December 2022 and June 2023. The first round Warm & cosy is open from 7 December 2022.

Their delivery partners will work directly with the most vulnerable older people (aged 65+) in Leeds, supporting them through the cost of living crisis with a range of immediate crisis measures to alleviate problems and pressures. Applications will be accepted from any third sector organisation, small community groups or larger registered charities.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon, Wednesday 21 December 2022 and you can find out more on LOPF’s website by clicking here: https://www.opforum.org.uk/2022/12/07/lopf-funded-to-support-older-people-aged-65-through-the-cost-of-living-crisis/

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