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New Intergenerational Volunteering Fund

The new fund will be available in 2009/10 and 2010/11 with 1.5m available in each year. Further details of how the fund will be tendered and run will be available in the New Year

The new fund will be available in 2009/10 and 2010/11 with 1.5m available in each year. Further details of how the fund will be tendered and run will be available in the New Year

Plans to recruit 20,000 volunteers who will link together the generations across Britain are announced today by Minister for the Cabinet Office Liam Byrne.

The announcement comes as some charities across the UK are reporting record increases in the number of people volunteering this Christmas.

The £3m Government initiative will encourage volunteering programmes that increase interaction between the generations to tackle critical issues in their communities.

It will help spread programmes like the Sixty Plus project in London which helps young people support older people with reading, language and computer projects. Or Mentor UK, which is helping grandparents protect their grandchildren from drug-related harm.


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