Extra Time will use the power of football to focus on building stronger relationships in and across local communities supporting older people to reach their potential.
A major focus of the project will be to support older people to develop relationships within their community which will sustain and improve their lives. This includes for example, increased social interaction with each other which will help older people increase their peer support groups, and closer support relationships with other supporting third sector and other agencies that can advise on other benefits.
People attending the Extra Time programme will also be involved in the planning, delivery, and management of the programme helping them to develop new life skills and leading to improvement in their physical and mental wellbeing.
Commenting on the funding Charlie Bennett CEO of the Foundation said: “We are really pleased to receive this funding award from The National Lottery. It will allow us to work with older excluded people across the South Side and help us to deliver a range of activities they will really enjoy and benefit from.”