Dementia MCST Programme – Final round of funding now open!

A reminder that applications for the final round of funding for the Dementia Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) Programme are open! Find out full details below.

A reminder that applications for our third and final round of funding for Dementia Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) Programme are open! This is the final grant period for our MCST programme, the grants are for £20,000 and the closing date for applications is Midday on Monday 13th June 2022.

You can find out full details of this funding on the loop here, and please do get in touch if you have any questions – dementiamcst@ageuk.org.uk.

We look forward to receiving your applications. Please feel free to contact dementiamcst@ageuk.org.uk if you feel a small deadline extension following the 13th of June would be helpful.

If you are having any trouble accessing the loop, please email theloop@ageuk.org.uk.

Funding Bulletin #22– Updates on Public, Corporate, Trusts and Public Sector Funding | May 2022

The latest fundraising bulletin is now available for you to view below.

Welcome to the May funding bulletin! This edition includes details of an exciting new transport-based project addressing loneliness, together with new and ongoing grant funding opportunities for local Age UKs. We hope you find it useful.   

If you know of a colleague at your organisation who would like to receive this bulletin and other updates from Age UK in our e-newsletter Signpost, please share this sign up form with them. Thank you!

You can view or download the Bulletin below:


Still time to have your say on our Christmas Fundraising Campaign Materials!

Age UK’s Fundraising Team want to make sure that their Christmas Campaign materials are as useful to Partners as possible. Have your say below.

This is a final reminder that the survey on the Christmas fundraising campaign materials sent by Age UK’s Fundraising Team is still open until Friday 20th May. As you may know, each year we send out a guide to partners along with some assets for you to use to help promote the Christmas fundraising campaign to your networks. We’re keen to make sure that what we are sending (and when we’re sending it) works for you so we’ve put together a quick survey and we’d love to hear your feedback. Please click here to submit your response – thank you!

Sport England and Crowdfunder – Active Together Funding Scheme

Get up to £10,000 to help keep your community physically active through Sport England and Crowdfunder’s Active Together Funding Scheme.

We wanted to let you know that Crowdfunder UK and Sport England have teamed up to make £7.5 million of match funding available to help the physical activity sector through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and support the safe return to play. They are encouraging not-for-profit organisations who play an important role in keeping their community physically active to get involved. Applicants must set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds that can then by matched by Sport England with funding of up to £10,000.

Active Together is specifically targeted at organisations who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing crisis.  

For more information about the Active Together fund please follow this link:

Additional Information

Please note: the ‘Pledge Criteria’ taken from their website is as follows:

  • If your application is approved, you’ll get match funding of up to 50% towards your initial crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £10,000.
  • To receive a pledge, you will need to do two things (the ‘pledge conditions’):

1) raise at least 25% of your initial target

2) raise this from a minimum number of supporters.

  • Following receipt of a pledge you will also need to reach 100% of your initial funding target to receive the funds from Sport England.
  • Sport England reserves the right to vary these pledge criteria; projects will be notified if their pledge criteria will vary from the stated terms above.

Reminder: Have your say on our Christmas Fundraising Campaign Materials

Age UK’s Fundraising Team want to make sure that their Christmas Campaign materials are as useful to Partners as possible. Have your say below.

This is a quick reminder that there’s still time to have your say on the Christmas fundraising campaign materials sent by Age UK’s Fundraising Team. As you may know, each year we send out a guide to partners along with some assets for you to use to help promote the Christmas fundraising campaign to your networks. We’re keen to make sure that what we are sending (and when we’re sending it) works for you so we’ve put together a quick survey and we’d love to hear your feedback. The survey will be open until Friday 20th May, please click here to submit your response – thank you!

Dementia MCST Programme – Final round of funding now open!

The third and final round of funding for the Dementia Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) Programme is now open! Find out full details below.

We are excited to announce that applications for our third and final round of funding for Dementia Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) Programme are now open! This is the final grant period for our MCST programme, the grants are for £20,000 and the closing date for applications is Midday on Monday 13th June 2022. You can find out full details of this funding on the loop here, and please do get in touch if you have any questions – dementiamcst@ageuk.org.uk.

If you are having any trouble accessing the loop, please email theloop@ageuk.org.uk.

The Age UK Spring Raffle 2022 will be closing on 1st June – don’t forget to hand in your ticket stubs!

The draw for Age UK’s Spring Raffle will be made very soon, so please return your ticket stubs to the freepost address provided with your tickets by the 18th of May.

This is a quick reminder that the draw for Age UK’s Spring Raffle will be made very soon – please return your ticket stubs to FREEPOST address: Age UK Spring Raffle c/o CFP Lottery and Raffles Ltd, Suite 1, Beechwood, Grove Park, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LN by the 18th of May in order for them to be entered into the draw. Please ensure all stubs include full contact details – any stubs with incomplete details will not be processed and will not be entered into the draw.

It’s also not long under the Summer Raffle starts, and you can order your tickets now, click here to find out more.

Have your say on our Christmas Fundraising Campaign Materials

Age UK’s Fundraising Team want to make sure that their Christmas Campaign materials are as useful to Partners as possible. Have your say below.

The weather may be getting warmer but Age UK’s Fundraising Team are already gearing up for Christmas! As you may know, each year we send out a guide to partners along with some assets for you to use to help promote the Christmas fundraising campaign to your networks. We’re keen to make sure that what we are sending (and when we’re sending it) works for you so we’ve put together a quick survey and we’d love to hear your feedback. The survey will be open until Friday 20th May, please click here to submit your response – thank you!

The Age UK Summer Raffle 2022 – Order your tickets by May 16th!

It’s not long until the Age UK Summer Raffle opens! Please make sure to order your free tickets before the cut-off date of Monday May 16th.

It’s not long until the Age UK Summer Raffle opens! So please take this opportunity to sell raffle tickets to benefit your local Age UK. As with previous raffles, your organisation keeps 100% of everything you sell! Each Raffle ticket not only gives you the opportunity to raise money to benefit your local area, but also gives someone within your community the chance to win a great prize. Read on for full details, including how to order your free tickets before the cut-off date of Monday May 16th. There are a limited number of tickets for each raffle, so please make sure you place your order quickly or you might miss out.

The prizes in the Age UK Summer Raffle 2022 are:

1st prize: £25,000 or 7 nights of luxury in a Scottish castle7th prize: £300
2nd prize: £5,000 or a new garden furniture and BBQ8th prize: £150
3rd prize: £2,500 or a unique 3-night stay on a double decker9th prize: £100
4th prize: £2,00010th prize: £50
5th prize: £1,5002,500 x £10
6th prize: £1,0002,500 x £5

How does it work?

We give you raffle tickets, at no cost to you. You sell them and send the ticket stubs back to us. You just need to ensure that you return the ticket stubs to the freepost address provided with your tickets by 19th August 2022. Tickets are in high demand, so please ensure you make every effort to sell them.

Important details:

  • Tickets to be ordered by 16th May 2022
  • Tickets mailed out to you in the beginning of June 2022
  • Tickets to be returned to us by 19th August 2022 (please allow for transit time when returning tickets)
  • The draw closes on 2nd September 2022
  • The draw will take place on 9th September 2022

Ticket Selling Requirements

As per the requirements of the Gambling Act:

  • You must not sell to customers under the age of 18. If the name on a winning ticket is that of a person under 18 they will not be able to claim the prize.
  • You must not sell tickets in the street or door to door.
  • You must not give tickets away for others to sell.

We do not capture customer details from these tickets however we do need their full details on the stub to be able to inform them if they’ve won. Without full name and address details, it will be very difficult to fulfil the prizes to these winners, as we now have 5,000 prizes it will be very difficult to contact all winners quickly and hold up the posting of the Raffle results.

How to order

To place your ticket order, email both nima.tamang@ageuk.org.uk and siana.ko@ageuk.org.uk with all of the below informationPlease provide all of the below information by Monday 16th May 2022. (Unfortunately any orders received after this date may not be able to be fulfilled.)

  1. The number of ticket books you would like (each ticket book contains 6 tickets, tickets are sold for £1 each).
  2. Please state if you would like posters to help advertise the raffle. Both A2 and A3 sizes are available. Please state clearly how many of each type you’d like.
  3. Your contact details.

Please provide all of the above information or we will not be able to process your order. Your order will be sent out in the beginning of June 2022. With your order, we will also send you a cover sheet and freepost address to return with your completed ticket stubs. Please recycle any unused or unsold tickets. 

If you have any questions or need any more information please do not hesitate to contact nima.tamang@ageuk.org.uk or siana.ko@ageuk.org.uk.

Chance to win £5,000 by entering the Craig Macdonald Memorial Prize

If your organisation is working in your local communities to help close the digital divide, you have the chance to win £5,000 by entering the Craig Macdonald Memorial Prize in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2022

Is your organisation working in your local communities to help close the digital divide? If so, you have the chance to win £5,000 by entering the Craig Macdonald Memorial Prize in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2022. Find out full details below.

Craig Macdonald was a technology professional dedicated to public service who passed away suddenly in early 2020. In honour of Craig’s memory, Tech Investor Rob Wilmot is partnering with Digital Leaders for the second time to award a prize of £5,000 for the best grassroots organisation working in their local community to help close the digital divide.

Last year’s winners were Knowledge Pool, a free training platform in Doncaster offering intensive training in Microsoft tools. Information about Knowledge Pool and how the Craig Macdonald Memorial Prize has impacted them can be found here.

Enter for the Craig Macdonald Memorial Prize using this link, or enter for one of the 11 other Digital Leaders categories.

Funding Bulletin Updated

We were made aware of the above opportunity after we published our latest Funding Bulletin on Tuesday. We have updated the bulletin to reflect this and you can download the updated document below: