Generations Working Together (GWT) would like to thank the following funders for their support. With their help, GWT is able to support the delivery of high-quality intergenerational activities across Scotland and the UK, benefiting people of all ages.
Bertha Park High School
GWT provide support to the school to set up a range of intergenerational activities and projects, which aims to develop literacy and numeracy skills. An Intergenerational Development Officer works closely with staff and the wider local community recruiting and training older people who are then matched with pupils. Although the primary goal is developing intergenerational activities around literacy and numeracy, other projects are considered and developed which build confidence, self-esteem and help develop leadership and communication skills. These include the intergenerational radio station, building gardening furniture, mentoring and support and the bike club.
The Young Foundation
With this funding GWT plan to develop a framework for testing how intergenerational relationships can build community cohesion and act as a key preventative measure for tackling anti-social behaviour with the help or our Glasgow network membership.
National Lottery Community Fund
Generations Working Together (GWT) secured funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for an exciting new partnership project launching early 2023. Over the next 2.5 years, the Creating Intergenerational Communities project will see GWT partnering with Apples and Honey Nightingale in London and Linking Generations Northern Ireland to develop a model for embedding intergenerational approaches within our communities.
The Scottish Government
With funding from the Equalities and Human Rights Fund GWT will address ageism through intergenerational activity across Scotland. GWT will increase understanding and learning from the field of intergenerational practice whilst building confidence and skills on how to plan, deliver and evaluate high quality initiatives.
The Soil Association
Food for Life Get Togethers is a new programme, created to transform our food culture, unite communities, create meaningful relationships between generations and unlock the power of good food for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Working with six partners including GWT, the project will give communities the chance to come together through special events and social hubs that promote growing, cooking and eating healthy food.
The Gannochy Trust
Generations Working Together secured funding to support the Connecting Generations across Perth and Kinross programme of activity. Bertha Park High School is another partner involved in this programme of work involving supporting intergenerational volunteers within the school.