Glasgow Third Sector Transformation Fund
The Glasgow Third Sector Transformation Fund was established by the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) to support projects in delivering services to older people and their carer in their own homes and communities.
The main aim of the fund was to improve the health of older people and/or their families and carers in order to reduce demand on public services. This was achieved by third sector projects working directly with and for older people, their families and/or carers.
Between 2012 and 2017, a total of £3,664,859 was made available by Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership to support organisations in helping to reduce social isolation amongst older people, increase their independence and resilience as well as build a capacity of individuals and communities to be more connected.
In total, between 2012 and 2017:
- 123 projects were funded
- 18,650 older people benefitted
- 2,685 carers were supported
- 1,852 older volunteers were also supported
Impact Funding Partners, then Voluntary Action Fund, provided support to each applicant and successfully funded projects. On top of this we provided a series of networking and learning events for all projects, hosted a ‘Sustainability’ and ‘How To Write A Good Funding Application’ workshop, carried out project visits, as well as supported all projects through the end of year evaluation process.