Reaching Out: Connecting Older People

The Big Lottery Fund Reaching Out: Connecting Older People (RO:COP) Development and Support Programme has been delivered by NICVA to all RO:COP grant holders since October 2011.

The £20 million Big Lottery programme funds projects to enable older people at risk of exclusion or isolation to lead fuller, connected lives as valued members of their community. It focuses on older people who could be perceived as ‘hard to reach’.

NICVA provides training and support to grant holders to develop the skills of their volunteers, committee members and staff on a bespoke basis.

Typically we provide training for the participating organisations on the following topics: 

  • governance 
  • leadership and management
  • engaging with the hard to reach
  • tender commissioning

Resources for RO:COP grant holders.

Read more about the Reaching Out: Connecting Older People Programme

Reaching Out: Participant Organisations Map

Participating Grant Holders

Abbeyfield Belfast Julianne Skillen
AMH Men's Shed Eoin McAnuff
Action on Hearing Loss Kathy McCann
Age Concern Causeway Leah Glass
Age NI Jacqui Corscadden
Age No Barrier (Disability Action) Karen Graham
Alzheimer's Society Bernadine McCrory
Arthritis Care Staying Connected Project Mary McConville
Ballee Community Association Margaret McKeown
Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid Lorraine Moore
Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum Tommy Carlin
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Anne Devlin
Cancer Lifeline Liddean McStravog
Carers Trust Northern Ireland Sean Caughey
Carnlough Community Association Patricia McConnell
CAW Golden Years Project Linda Watson
Creating Connections (The Black Box) Sarah Jones
Creggan Country Park Karen Healy
Crossroads Care Richard Best
Cruse Bereavement Care Paul Finnegan
Deafblind NI Norman McCrudden
Dove House Community Trust Bronach McMonagle
Engage With Age Margy Washbrook
The FACT Project (Fermanagh and Armagh Connected Together) Sharon Howe
HURT (Have your tomorrows) Dessie Kyle
Kaleidoscope Kerry Rooney

Kinship Care NI

Caring for Kin

Leona McMenamin

Michelle Dixon

Living Well Living Longer (Beacon) Louise Hughes
Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership Deirdre McCloskey
MindWise Jackie McCaughey
Newington Day Centre Margaret McCrudden
North Belfast Partnership Alexey Janes
North West Ageing Well Together Austin Kelly
O4O Age Concern Cookstown Ltd Margaret Gilbert
Positive Futures Agnes Lunny
Reminiscence Network NI Marian Ferguson
Rights for Seniors Ciaran Arthurs
South City Resource and Development Centre Adrienne Magill
Springfield Charitable Association Roisin Bradley
TWN - Training for Women Network Kathleen Magennis
Upper Andersonstown Community Forum Ltd Rosie Nicholls
Waterside Women's Centre Geraldine Compton