Grand funding opportunity – International Day of Older Persons 2022

International Day of Older Persons: 1st October 2022

International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) is an annual celebration day established by the United Nations and observed since 1990 on October 1st.

Calderdale Council and the Ageing Well Alliance is inviting voluntary and community organisations that support older people to get involved and help celebrate IDOP. They are looking for brief celebration ideas which are accessible to older people, their carers, family and friends and will promote and celebrate positive images of older people.

A small fund has been made available to help and interested groups should submit their ideas in the form of a short proposal.  Grants of up to £400 are available for celebration events which must take place on or after 1st October but no later than Saturday 12th November and should be open access to new visitors and organisers will be required to provide images for promotional purposes and a brief post-event summary.

If you would like to get involved, you will need to complete and return an application by 5pm on Friday 16th September.  In the first instance, you should submit an expression of interest marked IDOP in the subject line to and an application form will be forwarded for completion