Nesta funds for innovation and research with older people

Nesta has announced three new funds:

Grants for innovative projects that can be replicated in other areas

The Second Half fund will provide grants of up to £250,000 to support the growth of new ways of mobilising the time and talents of people aged over 50 specifically in support of: children and young people, parents and families, ageing well, creating resourceful and resilient local places.

Grants for testing the idea of gap years for people over 50

The Give More Get More fund will provide grants up to £100,000 to support organisations to trial gap years or intensive volunteering placements for people over 50 – approaching or in retirement.

Funding for research

The Join In Stay In fund will award grants of up to £50,000 and significant non-financial support from behavioural science experts for organisations to undertake randomised controlled trials to understand what works best to encourage volunteers to continue to give their time regularly.

  • Around eight to ten projects in England will be funded.
  • Deadline for expressions of interest 26 October 2016 (12 noon).

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