Second Half Fund

Sharing time and talents for life

The Second Half Fund will support the growth of innovations that mobilise the time and talents of people in the second half of their lives to help others, alongside public services.

Second Half Fund

It is a partnership between Nesta and the Office for Civil Society, looking to support the growth of innovations that mobilise the time and talents of many more people aged over 50, to help others, alongside public services in four key priority areas:

Children and young people
People aged 50+ supporting and encouraging children and young people to succeed and find employment through social action.

Parents and families
People aged 50+ supporting parents and families to nurture and encourage children and young people to be healthy and succeed.

Ageing well
People aged 50+ supporting older people to age well.

Resourceful and resilient places
People aged 50+ supporting resourceful and resilient neighbourhoods.

Financial and non-financial support can be provided to help grow the impact and reach of the best innovations, based in England. Successful applicants can receive financial support from £50,000 to £250,000.

How to apply

Eligible projects based in England are invited to submit a short expression of interest (EoI), outlining key information. The deadline to submit an EoI is Midday, 31 October 2016.

To find out more information please visit the Nesta website by clicking here.