Get in touch now to take part in Brighter Living Fair

Published: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Time is running out for businesses, community groups and charities to register an interest and apply for funding to hold a Brighter Living event. You must get in contact by Sunday. 

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Brighter Living offers an opportunity for older people and other adults with care and support needs to find out about local services.  It is also Wandsworth’s annual event celebrating Silver Sunday and the International Day of Older Persons. 

The event is themed around the ‘five ways to wellbeing’. These are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. 

Organisations that provide services and support for older people are invited to hold an event about one or more of these themes in venues across the borough between October 1 and 10. The council is offering up to £250, on a first come, first served basis, to help fund the event and you will also receive support from the council in publicising it. If you wish to apply, you must do so by midnight on Sunday (September 5).

Events could include organising an activity to keep people active, such as a yoga or dance session, hosting a party or a day trip to help bring people together or an event to keep people learning, such as arts and crafts or cooking. It will be a chance to support local people and promote your group or business. 

Cabinet member for adult social care and health Cllr Clare Salier said: “Brighter Living is a brilliant event that we know people get a lot out of. A big event in the Wandsworth Civic Suite was just too risky this year, but smaller, community-based events are a great alternative.” 

“We want to support you to hold your event, so get in touch now so we can consider your grant application and add you to the programme.” 

To apply for funding towards your event and to help create a programme of events across the borough, complete and submit the online application form. This will enable the council to include you in our promotion programme. 

For more information email BrighterLiving@wandsworth.gov.uk