The Government has launched a new £2 million fund to support frontline grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections. These could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups.
The investment will help small organisations promote themselves more widely, help fund the use of suitable venues and accessible transport, and bring established groups together to best serve local people at risk of loneliness.
Further details on the funding application process, including eligibility and when it will open, will follow in due course. Go to https://www.gov.uk for more information.
For advice on loneliness, and to find resources and organisation who can help, go to https://letstalkloneliness.co.uk/