Social Isolation & Loneliness Fund

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This Fund is now closed for applications.

Due to the fund being oversubscribed, and to ensure adequate time to assess all applications, decisions will be issued week commencing 24th May.

Impact Funding Partners are delighted to be managing the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund 2021. 

Application have now closed. Successful applicants will receive funding of up to £1,500 to enable them to tackle social isolation, loneliness, wellbeing and the impact of Covid-19 on older people (aged 55yrs+). The total value of the fund is £54,000

Eligible activities must take place between 24th May and 27th August 2021. The activities funded must be in addition to what you are already delivering, enabling you to reach and support more individuals at risk over this period. 

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions, as they contain information on the fund criteria, eligible and ineligible costs as well as other details relevant to your funding application.  

Timescales For Fund

  • The fund opens for applications on 6th April 2021 
  • The closing date for applications is 30th April 2021 
  • Applicants will be informed of the decisions by 24th May 2021
  •  Eligible activities must take place between 24th May and 27th August 2021 

Available Grants

  • There are three tiers of funding available: £500, £1000, £1500 
  • We are keen that as many older people (55yrs+) as possible at risk from isolation, benefit from this funding so organisations are encouraged to only apply for the amount of funding they will require for their activities, preventing any underspends. This will enable the available funds to be distributed more widely across Scotland 

If you have any questions or require further information about this fund, you can contact the team at