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Full of Life Funds for local groups working with older people 

20 July 2022

Organisations and groups who work with older people are invited to apply for £250 of funding to help celebrate this year’s Silver Sunday (the national day for older people) and the return of the Richmond upon Thames Full of Life Fair.

Organisations and groups just need to outline how they plan on using the money to celebrate Silver Sunday, and how these celebrations support one of the five ways to wellbeing (to connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and to give). 

Ideas for events include: 

  • Open days to attract new group members 
  • Encouraging people to get active by hiring a yoga or dance instructor 
  • Hosting a party with food and drink to bring people together 
  • Hosting an educational speaker 
  • Organising a trip to a local museum, theatre or art gallery 
  • Hosting an arts and crafts session or a healthy cook-a-long 

Funding will then be decided upon based on criteria met and ensuring there is an even spread of events across the borough. Events will need to take place near the time of Silver Sunday and the Full of Life Fair, between 24 September and 15 October. Apply for funding by Monday 22 August.

In addition to the Full of Life Fund, the Full of Life Fair is back as a physical event this year. It is Richmond Council’s flagship annual event to provide residents aged 55 and over with the information they need to live long, independent and happy lives. The event will be taking place at Twickenham Stadium on Friday 23 September 2022. You can find out more about the Full of Life Fair and register to attend from the end of August. 

Cllr Piers Allen, Lead member for Adult Social Care and Health and Chair of the Richmond Health and Wellbeing Board, said: 

“I am very excited to see the return of both the Full of Life Fair and the Full of Life Fund this year. The Fund is a great opportunity for groups in the borough to celebrate their members and to attract new members if they wish to. In addition to the Fair being held at Twickenham Stadium, the Fund events give you another opportunity to do something special to celebrate this year’s Silver Sunday. Hopefully, by doing both Fair and Fund, there is something for everyone this year.” 

For more information about the Full of Life Fund, please contact fulloflife@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

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Updated: 29 July 2022

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