We are delighted to invite the Age UK Network to apply for grant funding as part of the Dementia Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) Programme. With generous funding from the Association of British Insurers’ Covid-19 Support Fund (launched in May 2020 to help those hit hardest by the pandemic), 32 grants are available to deliver the only non-drug treatment recommended to improve cognition, independence and well-being for people living with mild to moderate dementia. Applications are open from Monday 4th October 2021 and will close on Monday 1st November. Find out how to apply below.
MCST takes places on a weekly basis in a group setting and provides its members with the opportunity to take part in meaningful and stimulating activities that are proven to help maintain memory and mental functioning. The groups are also a fun, supportive environment where people can build new friendships and peer support.
Grants of up to £20,000 are available to set up two MCST groups over a 12-month period, which can be delivered face-to-face, virtually, or one of each.
Applications are open from Monday 4th October 2021 and will close on Monday 1st November, with successful partners commencing set up in January 2022. For information regarding the current Programme, please see our website here.
We are very much looking forward to continuing our work with the Age UK Network in making this programme a great success.