Derbyshire Intergenerational Strategy (DIgS) - Helping all ages age well
Intergenerational projects bring together different age ranges to share social time, experiences and skills that will mutually benefit those who take part.
It may be young people showing older people how to text or use computers and older people showing the younger ones how to play musical instruments or games of days gone by, or teach them about gardening. This is sometimes achieved through a social or activity club, via 50+ forum groups or by a school group teaming up with a residential home.
How to get involved
If you want ideas on the type of project you could start or information on how to do this you can view or download the resource pack attached to this page. Or you can speak to Gill Clark, intergenerational project manager:
Tel: 01629 537681
Mobile tel: 07796 938335
Promote an intergenerational project
If you are running an Intergenerational Project and would like to promote it contact Gill Clarke, intergenerational project manager.
Funding for projects
Whilst not an exhaustive list the following organisation all provide funding for a variety of intergeneration projects:
- Tudor Trust UK (opens in a new window)
- Tesco Community Awards (opens in a new window)
- Awards for All (UK) (opens in a new window)
Annual reports and strategy
The project strategy document setting out our aims and objectives are attached to this page.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
- Book Group booklet (1613KB)
- Derbyshire Intergenerational Strategy (DIgS) booklet (953KB)
- Information about the Derbyshire Intergenerational Strategy (DIgS) (1278KB)
- The Derbyshire Intergenerational Strategy (DIgS) resource pack (792KB)
- Bringing Generations Together in 2014 (212KB)