Big Lottery Fund's Silver Dreams

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06 Oct 2011

The Silver Dreams Fund is the first part of a £110 million initiative by the Big Lottery Fund designed to support older people in England.

The Silver Dreams Fund challenge is to come up with a great idea for a project that will pioneer ways to help older people deal more effectively with life-changing events and allow them to play a much greater role in their communities.

If you have an idea for a project which will deliver the Silver Dreams Fund challenge and meet its themes, you should submit an expression of interest by midday 28 October 2011. If the Big Lottery Fund likes your idea they will write to you in November 2011 and invite you to submit an application. You will then need to send them your application form by 27 January 2012.

Only voluntary and community groups, registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations may apply to the Silver Dreams Fund.

A panel of experts will judge how well each project has met the challenge, with up to five projects then being chosen to receive up to £1 million each to carry their ideas forward. If you would like more information, please call 0845 410 2030 or visit