We are delighted to be able to announce that we have been successful in a recent funding bid from the Big Lottery ‘Awards for All’ grants. This brand new project will be entitled ‘Celebration of Age’ and will start in the New Year. It is fantastic news that we are being supported for an initiative that will directly benefit everyone in the community.
The project will bring together people from different generations so they can gain an insight into each others interests. This intergenerational project will impact up to 150 members of the community who are over 60 years of age.
Young people from our Upper School group will work closely with residents from residential homes and groups for the elderly to see what type of activities older people would like to see or participate in. From the findings our young people will plan, organise and host an event which will bring together members of the community from different generations.
This is a project that our Upper School were keen to explore in Youth Council Meetings and they are very eager to get started in the New Year.
This is what the Big Lottery said about the project:
‘This is a project by a community interest company in Ferryhill, County Durham. The organisation will use the funding to deliver a series of inter-generational workshops over three months leading to a presentation and final event showcasing the activities involving older people living in residential homes and young people. This will challenge assumptions and stereotypes and increase understanding and mutual respect across the generations’