St Philip's Centre has received a grant from The Dunhill Medical Trust to deliver an Intergenerational Linking project in Leicester. This project is part of Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking – a national initiative from My Home Life England and The Linking Network, linking young people from schools and youth organisations with older people living in care homes across England.
The project is funded through the #iwill Fund. The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £25 million seed funding to create the #iwill Fund. The Dunhill Medical Trust is acting as a match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund.
Leicester is unique in its diversity and this Leicester Intergenerational Linking Project hopes to build cross generational connections between and within communities, challenge stereotypes and repair divisions exposed and exaggerated by COVID-19.