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  • Dementia Programme - Life Changes Trust Legacy Funding: Local Legacy Partners

    Created: 26/08/2021

    The Life Changes Trust is closing as a funding charity in 2022 and is now looking for Legacy Partners to build upon, develop, and improve on its work and evidence to date for the longer-term benefit of its beneficiary groups. These are being sought in different ways and this funding call is one element of the Life Changes Trust’s legacy investment.

    What is the purpose of this fund?

    This Local Legacy Partners funding call is about investment in local legacy partners who will work closely with the national legacy partners to sustain the strong infrastructure that has been built by the Trust since 2015. This infrastructure was developed initially through a national Community of Learning and Practice and, when that became too large for the Trust to manage alone, the Trust commissioned the About Dementia Policy and Practice Forum and the BOLD School of Leadership to build on and develop that work. Recently, a collection of Regional Learning Hubs have been established through the Trust’s small grants programme which was advertised in Scotland’s 14 Health Board areas. 

    The breadth and purpose of the Trust’s work is encapsulated in the resource ‘Dementia: a whole life approach’ which was published last year, and local legacy partners are strongly advised to read this before completing the application form. It expects local and national legacy partners to build on its approach and values and will be looking for this to be demonstrated in applications to this fund.

    The focus of this funding

    The Trust wants this funding to be used by local legacy partners to focus on two or more of three well-evaluated means of supporting people living with dementia and unpaid carers. These are:

    • Dementia Friendly Communities
    • Peer Support
    • Meeting Centres 

    Who can apply?

    Any legally constituted organisation or group of organisations can apply. 

    How much funding is on offer?

    A total of £1 million is on offer.  For this funding call, the Trust is asking for a match funding contribution of at least 20% of the amount requested. This must be in cash rather than ‘in-kind’. 

    It expects to make around seven awards, but this will depend on the applications received. 

    Full guidance and application form can be found here.

    Once you have completed the application form, please e-mail it to [email protected]  no later than Friday 15 October 2021. 

    For more information, please contact Colm McBriarty (call on 07833 206852 or e-mail [email protected])


    The Trust is holding online information sessions on Wednesday 01 September 2021 (10:00 - 12:00) and Friday 10 September 2021 (also 10:00 - 12:00). To sign up for these, please email [email protected]

    The Trust is not responsible for application forms that are not received by the deadline, for whatever reason.




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