May 20, 2020
Tackling Loneliness programme
The Tackling Loneliness programme will address social isolation by targeting specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach.
This programme is now closed
In early 2020, the Trust ran a consultation to discover how important it was to reduce social isolation and improve integration and engagement with provision, within the Armed Forces community.
Our consultation highlighted loneliness as a major factor of social isolation. It can affect people of all ages and from all backgrounds. The Tackling Loneliness programme was designed to address this challenge by targeting specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach.
Fixed, two-year grants of £70,000 were available for projects meeting at least one of the following key themes:
- Building stronger social networks and friendships.
- Improving access to local activities and provision.
- Building emotional resilience to overcome the causes of loneliness.
- Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more independent.
Find out more about the projects awarded through this programme.
Programme news and evaluation
July 27, 2020
October 1, 2020