Do you have an idea to make York a more dementia-friendly city? Perhaps something that could help people living with dementia to do so comfortably and independently? Or to make York more inclusive?
Joseph Rowntree Foundation are willing to back innovations up to the value of £5,000 that could support the 2,000 people in York currently living with dementia. The grants are open to non-profit groups and organisations wanting to take a dementia project off the ground, and into the city. Now, just a few days before the deadline, we’re sending out a final call for those wishing to apply.
Whilst the type of project is open, from design to tourism, sport or sharing skills, they must seek to improve attitudes to dementia and create an inclusive environment. Where possible, projects will also involve those with dementia and their carers or families in the shaping and development of the proposed work.
If you have a project which you feel could help improve quality of life for the 2,000 people in York currently living with dementia and bring us closer to a dementia-friendly reality then the deadline for the first stage of the application is Friday 11 October. There will then be subsequent deadlines every six months.
A full briefing and application form can be found on the York Committee section of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation website.