The Voltage Bursary is worth €5,000 as well as some in-kind support from Age & Opportunity for an older group who want to make a difference in their community.
Its aim is to recognise the energy and contribution of older people to communities everywhere in Ireland such as: tidy town and other environmental projects; passing on skills to younger generations; running the local choir or drama group and many other activities; VoltAge is inspired by the huge amount of volunteering and community contributions carried out by older people.
The emphasis of VoltAge is on an older group initiating a project and, in some way – creatively, educationally or environmentally – enabling, supporting and imparting knowledge to a younger group (a younger group may be adults, teenagers or children). The bursary of €5,000 will fund an innovative, replicable and effective local community intervention. The best projects will show that beneficiaries are not only other older people but from younger generations too and that other generations are involved or have been consulted in project planning where appropriate.
The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 21st February, 2014.
For more information, or to apply for the bursary, visit their website here