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Second Half Fund: sharing time and talents for life

The Second Half Fund is a partnership between Nesta and the Office for Civil Society. We are 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.

Find out more about each of our four priority areas.

We will provide financial and non-financial support 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, usually in the form of a grant.