Funding Bulletin #28 – Updates on Public, Corporate, Trusts and Public Sector Funding | November 2022

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

Welcome to the November funding bulletin! This month’s bulletin contains details of the final round of Walking Football funding, as well as news of the Will Aid campaign.

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Applications for Walking Football Funding extended to Wednesday 30 November!

The deadline to apply for funding for Age UK’s Walking Football Programme has been extended! Find out full details below, including how to apply on the loop.

We have extended the deadline for applications for the third round of Walking Football funding, until Wednesday 30 November. If your local Age UK has already taken part in funding rounds 1 & 2, we will consider your application as long as you meet the key criteria. Find out full details below.

There is funding available to support 13 Walking Football Groups, with grants of £6,000 available to support the establishment and running of the sessions as well as the management, monitoring and evaluation of the groups. 

Applications for funding are welcomed from Local Age UKs in England; whether you want to start up new sessions in your area or already have existing walking football sessions and want to create new groups to expand provision. If your local Age UK has already taken part in funding rounds 1 & 2, we will consider your application as long as you meet the key criteria.

Our programme, and partnership with the FA and Sport England, won ‘Best Sports and Leisure programme’ at the Corporate Engagement Awards. Join over 35 local Age UKs in embedding a successful walking football activity within your organisation, as we build sustainable provision of the sport to impact the lives of older people.

How to apply

The grant application form, guidance and budget documents can be found on the loop here.

If you’re having any problems accessing the loop, please get in touch – theloop@ageuk.org.uk.

Applications are now live until noon on Wednesday 30 November 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this programme, please contact Rebecca.Barnham@ageuk.org.uk.

Reminder: Book your place at Age UK’s “Safeguarding Speaks…” webinars!

A quick reminder to register for our upcoming “Safeguarding Speaks…” webinar series. Find out more about each session, including how to book your place.

This is a quick reminder that Age UK will be marking Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 with a webinar series called “Safeguarding Speaks…”. Hosted by Carrie Bower from Age UK’s Safeguarding Team, we’re running a series of quick lunchtime webinars where we will interview a range of external professionals, and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. You can now book your place at these sessions below.

Monday 21 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Age UK’s Safeguarding Team

At our first Safeguarding Speaks… session, you’ll meet Sam, Julie, and Carrie from Age UK’s Safeguarding Team. We’ll tell you who we are and what we do, as well as outlining some safeguarding themes and risks we are seeing emerge at Age UK. We’ll also discuss what to expect from the week’s webinars.

Click here to book your place!

Tuesday 22 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Hourglass

Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder Abuse) is the only UK-wide charity working solely to call time on harm, abuse, and exploitation of older people. Hourglass have a wide range of services for older victims of all forms of abuse and will be launching a new partnership with Age UK’s Safeguarding team during Safer Ageing week, which commences on 28th November. CEO Richard and Deputy CEO Veronica will talk about the services available to older people and what we hope to achieve from our new partnership.

To find out more about Hourglass here.

Click here to book your place!

Safeguarding Speaks… to PEGS

PEGS was set up due to the lack of provisions for parents and caregivers experiencing domestic abuse from their child (including adult offspring). In this session, we’ll speak to Michelle John, the Founder & CEO of PEGS.

Find out more about PEGS here.

Meeting Recording:

Due to scheduling issues, we have had to record this interview ahead of time, so this will no longer be a live webinar and you can watch the full recording here. This link to this recording is available to stream for a month but you can download the file and share it with colleagues across the network.


Thursday 24 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Daphne Franks

Daphne will tell us about her mother, Joan. After Joan’s death in 2016, Daphne and her family discovered that a man, much younger than Joan had secretly married her. Joan was 91, had dementia and a terminal illness. These events had a devastating effect on their family. Daphne has discovered a huge lack of safeguarding for people who lack mental capacity, when marrying. She will speak to us about her campaign to ensure better protection against such predatory marriage and the changes needed to prevent this from happening to others.

Find out more about Daphne’s work here.

Meeting recording:

Due to scheduling issues, we have had to record this interview ahead of time, so this will no longer be a live webinar and you can watch the full recording here. This link to this recording is available to stream for a month but you can download the file and share it with colleagues across the network.


Friday 25 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Amanda Warburton-Wynn

Amanda works for Cambridgeshire County Council as part of the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership and is also an independent researcher and consultant specialising in older survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Recent pieces of work include developing and implementation of an older people’s risk assessment for domestic abuse which is used locally, and publication of a research paper highlighting sexual abuse of older people by hospital staff. Amanda is also a finalist in the 2022 Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards.

Find out more about Amanda’s work here.

Click here to book your place!

These webinars are available to all Age UK colleagues across the network. It will be an opportunity for us all to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues, start conversations and raise awareness.

Q & A Sessions

During the webinars we will invite attendees to ask questions. We will ask you to raise your hand, when prompted you be invited to turn your microphone & camera on to ask a question. We won’t be using the chat box. If you prefer to submit a question ahead of time you can do this by emailing safeguardingteam@ageuk.org.uk and Carrie will read out your question. Most speakers have agreed to be recorded for their interviews, but we won’t record the open Q & A session.

Funding applications for Age UK’s Walking Football Programme close Monday 28 November

There’s still time to apply for funding for Age UK’s Walking Football Programme! Find out full details below, including how to apply on the loop.

This is a quick reminder that grant applications for the third round of funding for the Walking Football Programme, in partnership with the Football Association and Sport England, are open until Monday 28 November. Find out full details below.

There is funding available to support 13 Walking Football Groups, with grants of £6,000 available to support the establishment and running of the sessions as well as the management, monitoring and evaluation of the groups. 

Applications for funding are welcomed from Local Age UKs in England; whether you want to start up new sessions in your area or already have existing walking football sessions and want to create new groups to expand provision. If your local Age UK has already taken part in funding rounds 1 & 2, we will consider your application as long as you meet the key criteria.

Our programme, and partnership with the FA and Sport England, won ‘Best Sports and Leisure programme’ at the Corporate Engagement Awards. Join over 35 local Age UKs in embedding a successful walking football activity within your organisation, as we build sustainable provision of the sport to impact the lives of older people.

How to apply

The grant application form, guidance and budget documents can be found on the loop here.

If you’re having any problems accessing the loop, please get in touch – theloop@ageuk.org.uk.

Applications are now live until noon on Monday 28 November 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this programme, please contact Rebecca.Barnham@ageuk.org.uk.

Updated VAT guidance on business & non-business activities

HMRC has changed its guidance and tests for determining activities as business or non-business for VAT purposes. Find out full details in an article from Crowe LLP below.

This is a quick update from Age UK’s Financial Governance Team to share an article from Crowe LLP, which contains details of recently updated guidance from HMRC as to whether activities are considered business or non-business for VAT purposes. The article is clear that charitable services are now in scope for VAT, even if charities are not making money on them. Read on for full details, including the link to the article.

HMRC issued a Revenue and Customs Brief in June with regards to whether an organisation’s activity was a Business or a Non-Business Activity. As ever, this is a complex and often confusing subject – for charities, we always start with the wider issue around VAT assessment and whether to register for VAT or not. The article is clear that charitable services are now in scope for VAT, even if charities are not making money on them. Then there is the consideration of the Welfare Act and whether we have assessed someone for such services, etc.

This is a generic article produced by Crowe and we felt that we should ensure that all Brand Partners are aware. If you have any concerns as to how this might affect your organisation, we would encourage your organisation to seek clarification, either through the VAT helpline or from your usual professional advisor.

Click here to read the full article from Crowe LLP.

Book your place at Age UK’s “Safeguarding Speaks…” webinars!

The registration links for our upcoming “Safeguarding Speaks…” webinar series are now available! Find out more about each session, including how to book your place.

We recently messaged to let you know that Age UK will be marking Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 with a webinar series called “Safeguarding Speaks…”. Hosted by Carrie Bower from Age UK’s Safeguarding Team, each day we’ll run a quick lunchtime webinar where we will interview a range of external professionals, and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. You can now book your place at as many of these sessions as you like, below.

Monday 21 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Age UK’s Safeguarding Team

At our first Safeguarding Speaks… session, you’ll meet Sam, Julie, and Carrie from Age UK’s Safeguarding Team. We’ll tell you who we are and what we do, as well as outlining some safeguarding themes and risks we are seeing emerge at Age UK. We’ll also discuss what to expect from the week’s webinars.

Click here to book your place!

Tuesday 22 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Hourglass

Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder Abuse) is the only UK-wide charity working solely to call time on harm, abuse, and exploitation of older people. Hourglass have a wide range of services for older victims of all forms of abuse and will be launching a new partnership with Age UK’s Safeguarding team during Safer Ageing week, which commences on 28th November. CEO Richard and Deputy CEO Veronica will talk about the services available to older people and what we hope to achieve from our new partnership.

To find out more about Hourglass here.

Click here to book your place!

Wednesday 23 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to PEGS

PEGS was set up due to the lack of provisions for parents and caregivers experiencing domestic abuse from their child (including adult offspring). In this session, we’ll speak to Michelle John, the Founder & CEO of PEGS.

Find out more about PEGS here.

Click here to book your place!

Thursday 24 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Daphne Franks

Daphne will tell us about her mother, Joan. After Joan’s death in 2016, Daphne and her family discovered that a man, much younger than Joan had secretly married her. Joan was 91, had dementia and a terminal illness. These events had a devastating effect on their family. Daphne has discovered a huge lack of safeguarding for people who lack mental capacity, when marrying. She will speak to us about her campaign to ensure better protection against such predatory marriage and the changes needed to prevent this from happening to others.

Find out more about Daphne’s work here.

Click here to book your place!

Friday 25 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Amanda Warburton-Wynn

Amanda works for Cambridgeshire County Council as part of the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership and is also an independent researcher and consultant specialising in older survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.  Recent pieces of work include developing and implementation of an older people’s risk assessment for domestic abuse which is used locally, and publication of a research paper highlighting sexual abuse of older people by hospital staff.  Amanda is also a finalist in the 2022 Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards.

Find out more about Amanda’s work here.

Click here to book your place!

These webinars are available to all Age UK colleagues across the network. It will be an opportunity for us all to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues, start conversations and raise awareness.

Q & A Sessions

During the webinars we will invite attendees to ask questions. We will ask you to raise your hand, when prompted you be invited to turn your microphone & camera on to ask a question. We won’t be using the chat box. If you prefer to submit a question ahead of time you can do this by emailing safeguardingteam@ageuk.org.uk and Carrie will read out your question. Most speakers have agreed to be recorded for their interviews, but we won’t record the open Q & A session.

Age UK and LG Inform: Training Programme – November 2022

Find out how to book your place at the upcoming LG Inform training webinars later this month.

A quick reminder to register for upcoming training webinars on using the LG Inform and LG Inform Plus platforms. LG Inform allows your organisation to access statistics from multiple sources in one platform, from population to economic to social care data. The tool is available here. Read on to find out more, including how to book your place at the training webinars.

Age UK wishes to continue to support Partners to access data about the older populations in your areas of benefit and territories. To support this work, we have continued our agreement to provide access to the LG Inform and LG Inform Plus platforms (data services covering English local authorities) for the whole Age UK Network until 31st March 2024.

LG Inform is a data service provided by the Improvement and Development Agency (a company owned by the Local Government Association (LGA) for English local authorities. It has been designed and developed together with councils to a high standard using modern web-based technologies to benchmark performance across some 10,300 individual data items. The system is well used, with 95% of all English local authorities regularly using it.

LG Inform Training Programme 2022-23

To help you to get the most out of these data services we have commissioned a number of free virtual training events to be provided by the LG Inform team.

There are two different sessions on offer:

  • An Introduction to LG Inform

This webinar provides an overview of LG Inform, including a walkthrough of the public pages, using the headline and standard reports. We’ll show users how to find readymade reports, and how to use the search function to find data. The resources created for Age UK will be showcased and there will also be a brief introduction to some of the functions reserved for signed-in users.

  • Using the LG Inform Report Builder

The report builder session takes you through the process of accessing the 10,300 metrics available in the database so registered users can build and save their own ‘custom’ reports in LG Inform. We will show you how to create reports from scratch or build them from existing materials. We will also highlight how reports can be ‘shared’ or embedded into existing websites or intranets.

Book your place!

You can register below for the Training sessions in September or November. We will release further dates in March 2023.

TitleDate Time Link to book  
LG Inform: An introduction 21/11/202211.00Register here
LG Inform: An introduction 22/11/202211.00Register here
LG Inform: Building reports 23/11/202214:00Register here
LG Inform: Building reports 24/11/202214:00Register here

Get in touch!

If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact Local Statistics – localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk

Final Round of Funding available for Age UK’s Walking Football Programme

The final round of funding for Age UK’s Walking Football Programme is now available! Find out full details below, including how to apply on the loop.

We are delighted to launch the third round of funding for The Age UK Walking Football Programme, in partnership with the Football Association and Sport England, with applications for grant funding now open. Find out full details below.

There is funding available to support 13 Walking Football Groups, with grants of £6,000 available to support the establishment and running of the sessions as well as the management, monitoring and evaluation of the groups. 

Applications for funding are welcomed from Local Age UKs in England; whether you want to start up new sessions in your area or already have existing walking football sessions and want to create new groups to expand provision. If your local Age UK has already taken part in funding rounds 1 & 2, we will consider your application as long as you meet the key criteria.

Our programme, and partnership with the FA and Sport England, won ‘Best Sports and Leisure programme’ at the Corporate Engagement Awards. Join over 35 local Age UKs in embedding a successful walking football activity within your organisation, as we build sustainable provision of the sport to impact the lives of older people.

How to apply

The grant application form, guidance and budget documents can be found on the loop here.

If you’re having any problems accessing the loop, please get in touch – theloop@ageuk.org.uk.

Applications are now live until noon on Monday 28 November 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this programme, please contact Rebecca.Barnham@ageuk.org.uk.

“Help for Households” – Online Toolkit

View and download the “Help for Households” online toolkit – A resource containing suggested messaging, social media assets and logos to spread the word of the support available during the cost of living crisis.

In response to increasing prices and the pressures around the cost of living, the Government has launched ‘Help for Households’ – a campaign to raise awareness of the support available amongst those that need it most. The Government have shared an online toolkit with us which contains suggested messaging, social media assets and logos your organisation can share if you wish. Click here to view the toolkit.

Age UK selected for Christmas Appeal

Age UK has been selected as one of the four chosen charities for a national newspaper’s upcoming Christmas Charity Appeal. Find out full details on the loop.

Age UK is pleased to have been selected as one of the four chosen charities for a national newspaper’s upcoming Christmas Charity Appeal. This announcement is embargoed until Saturday 5 November, but we wanted to let you know ahead of the public announcement so we have placed it on the loop here. If you have any problems accessing the loop, please email theloop@ageuk.org.uk.

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