Cyril Flint Befrienders compete to win £25,000 to combat loneliness!

Each year the Aviva Community Fund sets different categories of funding pots and invites worthy causes to apply for grants of up to £25,000. The way the competition works is that all projects are shortlisted solely by public vote, and the voting is currently open to the public until 20th November.

We have applied for £25,000 to help towards our running costs to enable us to continue operating and carry on helping lonely and/or isolated older people across Greater Manchester.

Each year we aim to create 100 new friendships, as well as continuing to support all of our existing befrienders and befriendees, we also arrange special events to encourage the older people we befriend to come out and experience something different – this year we’ve had afternoon tea’s with live acoustic performances; magicians and other live entertainment and have introduced monthly Cuppa and Company events. Want to know more? Listen to what Maureen has to say about having a befriender here.

In our latest review:

100% said they were happy with our service and would recommend it to others!

93% felt less lonely because they have a befriender.

77% felt less isolated because they have a befriender.

Here’s how you can vote for us and help us secure those vital funds to keep helping those who really need a friend:

There is also a new option this year whereby you can click through to our Crowdfunding page and make a pledge of support. All donations large and small will go a long way towards helping us secure enough funding to continue our work in Greater Manchester.

Thank you for your support!