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11 May 2019

Could your club benefit from £500?

Do you help run a group, club or charity that benefits older people? Could your organization do things better with a £500 award?

The Cosyfeet Community Award

The Cosyfeet Community Award

Following last year’s success, we are pleased to announce that we are running the Cosyfeet Community Award scheme again for 2015.

There are two awards of £500 available – one for projects that operate within Somerset and a national one for projects outside the county. The awards are available to registered charities or not-for-profit organisations working on projects within the UK that support and enrich older people’s lives.

We are particularly interested in projects that provide practical and emotional help, keep older people active or give them a chance to meet up with others. It might be a friendship group, a lunch club, a telephone befriending service, an exercise class or even a special interest group – anything that helps older people feel less isolated and part of their community.

Priory Knit Wits won last year’s national award. Based in Newton Stewart, the group meets every week for a chat, a cuppa and to knit for a host of good causes at home and abroad.

Some of the members of the Priory Knit Wits
Some of the members of the Priory Knit Wits

Shipham Active Living won the local award. The group offers a varied programme to older people in the community. Activities include cooking for one, exercise classes, card making and willow weaving.

Members of the Shipham Active Living group enjoying some entertainment
Members of the Shipham Active Living group enjoying some entertainment

For more details and to apply for the award online, please click here.