Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

Successful Big Assist Award

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OPAAL are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to the Big Lotteries BIG ASSIST Programme. The awards, are intended to give infrastructure organisations access to support and advice to help become more effective, efficient and sustainable. The awards are in the form of vouchers that can be spent with a wide range of support providers.

Commenting on the awards, Big Assist application reviewer Paul Levy said:

‘We’ve seen a number of new ideas and innovative practices emerging from speaking to applicants in this round. The voucher awards will provide support to help infrastructure organisations implement these changes.
The Big Assist programme is delivered by NCVO under contract to the Big Lottery Fund.

OPAAL applied for support to work with our partners to improve our capacity to develop new products and services, clarify our offer and fully cost services provided under partnership arrangements. Kath Parson OPAAL’s Chief Executive said “We expect this to be of immense help in preparing our partnership bid later this year to the Silver Dreams £1 Million pound fund”.

Big Assist also provides a wide range of other opportunities through a large ‘peer to peer’ programme including networking events, sponsored visits and mentoring and online events, share space and resources.

For more information, please contact Aidan Warner in the NCVO press office: 020 7520 2413, aidan.warner@ncvo-vol.org.uk

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Author: kathparson

Chief Executive of Older People's Advocacy Alliance (UK)

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