Grant of up to £10,000 to establish a Reading Friends Programme.

Reading Friends is an exciting new UK-wide programme that will empower, engage and connect isolated older people through reading.

Reading Friends brings together volunteers (‘Reading Partners’) and vulnerable and isolated older people (‘Reading Friends’) through social reading.

Verbal commission

Verbal will commission one test project in Northern Ireland to explore ways of developing and delivering Reading Friends.

The test project will be funded to undertake activities from September 2018 to 31st August 2019.

How do I apply?

Please click here to read the Reading Friends Information Document to see if you are eligible.

If you are eligible, the next step is to request and fill out an Expression of Interest  (EOI) form. Click here to email Sinead Devine at Verbal to request an EOI form

Completed forms should be returned by email to Sinead Devine by 1pm on Thursday June 28, 2018.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Reading Friends project please contact Sinead Devine on 028 71 266 946.

Good luck!

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