‘HOP Pot’ small grants enable a variety of diverse organisations to engage older people with arts and cultural projects across the Liverpool City Region.

‘HOP Pots’ of up to £300 each are available to put towards new partnership projects developed by an arts or cultural organisation working alongside a community/older people-focused organisation to help make it easier for older people to access the arts.

Previous HOP-funded projects have achieved a variety of outcomes, including a reduction in social isolation by facilitating activities outside the home, improved mental stimulation, increased levels of physical activity and breaking down barriers for older people using new technology.

‘HOP Pot’ grants have funded some fantastic projects including intergenerational creative play sessions, a cultural sharing event in L8, and a Men! Dancing! filmmaking project.

Applications are now closed.

The HOP film

The HOP film showcases what HOP is all about and features 2017’s round of HOP Pot projects, including Tai Chi sessions, Ukulele lessons and a cinema, memory and wellbeing project. Here from project leads and participants about how access to arts and cultural activity helps keep older people well.

If you’d like any more information about any of the projects featured, please get in touch!


Film by Pete Carr.