Funding to Support People Living with Dementia Across Scotland

Community groups across Scotland can apply for funding to deliver projects and activities within their community to support people affected by dementia.

Age Scotland is offering grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 for community groups and organisations across Scotland to deliver community-led, grassroots support for people living with dementia, unpaid carers, and family members.

Through the Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund, a total of £170,000 is available for projects that:

  • Address gaps in mainstream support for people living with dementia and unpaid carers in their communities.
  • Enable the ordinary by removing the barriers for people with lived experience to get together and take part in groups and activities, such as transport costs.
  • Trial new approaches and activities that will include and empower people living with dementia and unpaid carers.
  • Support intergenerational activity, such as working with young carers/family members, or including young people in the community.

Proposed activities must be led from within the community and have lived experience of dementia at the centre of the work.

Funding can be used for core running costs, such as staff and venue hire, and running costs.

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)