IDOP 2019 Community Event Grants – Apply Now!

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Applications are now open for International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) Leeds 2019 Community Event Grants.

The theme for 2019 is Age Friendly Leeds

An Age-Friendly City:

  • recognises the great diversity among older persons
  • promotes their inclusion in all areas of community life
  • respects their decisions and lifestyle choice, and
  • anticipates and responds flexibly to ageing-related needs and preferences.
  • aims to support active and healthy living into older age

Age-friendly Leeds is led by a partnership between Leeds City Council, Leeds Older People’s Forum and the Centre for Ageing Better.

You can apply for a small grant of up to £200 to stage an event to celebrate the contribution made by older people in Leeds.

Groups should use creative and interesting ways to highlight, share and celebrate IDOP in Leeds and how they and their event help to make Leeds an Age Friendly City.

There is an application form which you can download or you can contact Sean Tunnicliffe for a paper or large print version.

There is also a Funding Support Guide to assist you with completing your form.

The deadline for applications is 4pm Thursday 1 August.

About IDOP

Each year, since 1998, Leeds has celebrated the International Day of Older Persons (1st October).

In Leeds celebrations extend beyond that day usually for around a week with a series of community events that are inclusive of all communities and recognise the contribution older people make to the City of Leeds.

The aim of IDOP

The aim of IDOP Leeds is to ensure that the City of Leeds promotes and celebrates the International Day of Older Persons and promotes the values of:

  • a positive view of old age
  • older people being enabled to lead active healthy and involved lives as citizens of the city
  • full participation of older people in the decisions and processes which affect their lives
  • challenging the barriers faced by older people to independence, inclusion and equality
  • older people being treated with respect and dignity at all times
Who can apply?
  • Voluntary and statutory sector organisations
  • Neighbourhood Network Schemes
  • Theatres & theatre groups
  • Faith groups (we can’t fund anything promoting a particular religion/faith)
  • Art groups/organisations
  • Community groups
  • Care homes (private and local authority)
  • Day centres
  • Lunch clubs
  • Libraries
  • Museums and art galleries

Download the application pack here

Download the funding support guide here

All organisations which receive funding will have to provide a brief report/evaluation of the event)

IDOP Leeds is organised by Leeds Older Peoples Forum with the support Leeds City Council Public Health, Leeds City Council Adult & Health Equality and Diversity, Leeds City Council Museums & Galleries, Leeds City Council Libraries and Information Service and older people themselves.

For more information about the International Day of Older Persons 2019 or if you have any queries about applying for grants, please contact Sean Tunnicliffe, Leeds Older People’s Forum (0113 244 1697) or

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About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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