It’s estimated that in Derbyshire, around 70,100 people aged over 65 fall every year. This results in 11,000 ambulance call outs and 6,000 hospital admissions.
Who can apply
This small grant fund is for voluntary and community groups, businesses and public sector teams across Derbyshire.
The funding available
Around 20 groups, businesses or teams can receive up to £150 in grant funding, and for more ambitious proposals, groups can receive up to £300.
Groups can apply for funding to run an activity, or put on an event(s), or extend a current meeting or event, that will raise awareness around the risks of falling.
To conform to current social distancing regulations we will be looking to support projects that are remote or online.
The emphasis will be on engaging family, friends and staff who can support older people.
Get creative! Run events, quizzes, talks, with existing groups or with new audiences.
You will be supported to plan your activity, receive free campaign resources, offered training and help to complete a simple evaluation to share your work.
The closing date for applications is: Monday 21 September 2020.
To apply download and complete the application form which can be found attached to this page.
An example of a project reporting form is also attached to this page.