Suffolk Community Foundation – Dementia Friendly Communities Fund
Suffolk County Council has founded the Dementia Friendly Communities Grant Programme to fund projects and initiatives that aim to support an understanding of dementia in its widest terms and work at community level to make a difference to those experiencing the illness at first hand. Suffolk Community Foundation is administering the fund on the Council’s behalf.
It is anticipated that the number of people living with dementia will more than double between 2012 and 2051, which means that dementia is, and will continue to be, one of the single biggest contemporary health issues. While there are already an array of organisations providing support to those affected by dementia in Suffolk, the Dementia Friendly Communities campaign (led since 2012 by the Dementia Action Alliance) has identified the need for families, communities and organisations to work together to transform the quality of life for those affected by dementia.
This fund aims to create a greater awareness and understanding of dementia in Suffolk communities and that those individuals with dementia and their carers feel supported to remain independent and have choice and control over their lives.
The deadline for applications is 13 October 2017.