Applications for the latest round of HOP Pot small grants came to a close at the end of last month, and we are delighted to have awarded funds to five projects.
The HOP Pot offers funds of up to £300 for organisations to deliver activity for older people which demonstrates:
- Ownership and active participation
- Added Value
- Live Well
It was a tough decision for the judging panel and it was incredibly close during the shortlisting. We are pleased to announce that the chosen projects are:
- The Orrell Trust and the Kings Leadership Academy – Intergenerational ‘Art Through the Looking Glass’ project using art and technology in response to The Atkinson’s Inspired by Alice exhibition.
- The Brink and Brigid Benson – unique circle journey workshops as personal journeys for people over 50, leading to a final public performance.
- Merseyside Dance Initiative and Tim Brunsden (Light Factory) – Men! Dancing! music, film and movement project with men over 50.
- L8 A Better Place and Somali Women’s Group, Pakistan Association, Liverpool Arabic Centre, Al Ghazali Centre – intergenerational cultural sharing and celebration event.
- Acorns to Oaks (Travelled Companions and Teeny Tiny Theatre) and Rudston Primary School – intergenerational creative play sessions incorporating music, clowning, drama and visual arts to give all participants ‘permission to play’.
We can’t wait to see these projects come to life over the next month of so. We’ll be asking them to come and share what they’ve been doing at the next HOP network meeting in September, and will keep HOP members updated through our monthly e-newsletter.