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Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation is the local charitable foundation in York, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Hull that transforms generous donations from people or business into grants for local charities and local people doing vital and life changing work. We are a small community foundation with 5.5FTE staff and over 20 volunteers (for grants assessment, marketing and general office support) covering York, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire & Hull. We believe passionately in the power of local philanthropy to make a difference

9 November 2017
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector, Arts, Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students
Local Alliances:
Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, Hull Dementia Action Alliance , Harrogate and Rural District Dementia Action Alliance, East Riding Dementia Action Alliance, Scarborough Dementia Action Alliance, Hambleton Dementia Action Alliance, Settle Dementia Action Alliance, Whitby DAA Collaborative, Ryedale Dementia Action Alliance, Richmondshire Dementia Action Alliance, Skipton & South Craven Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We work with a large number of community and voluntary groups and we always aim to be aware of individuals and groups capacity and needs. We aim to provide accessible information; communicate simply and openly.

Our Action Plan:-

1. We will provide direct help, advice and grants, to all sorts of volunteer-led groups, including those working in the dementia field. 

2. We will ensure our Vital Signs reports identify data and evidence relating to people living with dementia.

3. We will actively encourage a common-sense, jargon-free approach in all our forms and communications.

4. We will publicise dementia-related topics and the Alliance in our newsletter and through our local and national networks.

5. We will learn from our Yor Dragons' Den event in October 2018 which brought together organisations and businesses to agree pits of funding in York for groups supporting people living with dementia

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

 The challenge is to better understand our applicant groups, for us to be more aware of the range of activity and support available within the dementia landscape and people’s and organisation’s responses.

As a grant maker  we are in a good position to influence opinion - e.g. Dragons Den raised profile of York Dementia Action Alliance.

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