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Funding Opportunities

About our funding

Since the Trust began, we have funded work across five priority areas, so that people affected by dementia and young people with care experience can say:

  • I live in a place that suits me and my needs
  • I am able to be as independent as possible
  • I get the help I need when I need it
  • I feel safe, listened to, valued and respected
  • I am empowered to do the things that are important to me

In our final years, we will continue to invest in these priority areas while also focussing on:

  • the rights of our beneficiaries;
  • the relationships of our beneficiaries; and
  • the influence of our beneficiaries.

Read our strategy for more information

We provide a range of funding opportunities for organisations that are committed to supporting the empowerment and rights of young people with care experience, people living with dementia, and the unpaid carers of those with dementia.

We also support individuals to do what matters to them. You can sign up to our monthly e-bulletin to receive regular updates. 

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People affected by dementia programme

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Our Peer to Peer Resource scheme has now closed, as we have allocated all available funds.  We will shortly be launching our 'By Carers, For Carers' grants, and 'By People with Dementia, for People with Dementia' grants.  More information wil be available soon.

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The Life Changes Trust believes that people living with dementia and unpaid carers should participate in conferences and seminars about dementia. This is why the Trust has funded a number of conference places to date and has written reports on how people have benefited from being at such conferences. 

The Trust has decided to allocate a limited sum of money to fund attendance at conferences and other events in 2019/20. You can apply for a bursary if you live in Scotland and are:

  • a person living with dementia
  • an unpaid carer of a person living with dementia
  • a former unpaid carer of a person living with dementia, who stopped providing unpaid care in the past 24 months

Conferences/events taking place in the United Kingdom

We will provide a bursary (up to a maximum of £1500) for you to attend:

  • as a delegate
  • as a speaker 
  • to give a poster presentation

Conferences/events taking place in any other country

We will provide a bursary (up to a maximum of £3000) for you to attend:

  • as a speaker
  • to give a poster presentation 

What can I apply for?

You can apply for any reasonable costs associated with attending the conference or event, including:

  • conference fees
  • travel
  • accommodation
  • food and drink
  • costs for a supporter, if you have dementia. He or she MUST be able to support you throughout the conference/event

Where do I send my application?

You can post it to: Life Changes Trust Dementia Conference Bursary Scheme, Edward House, 2nd Floor, 199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX

OR Email it to 

Are there any deadlines for applying?

No, there are no deadlines for applying but the Conference Bursary Scheme will close once its funds have been exhausted. For more information on the scheme and to apply, read our application form/guidance which you can download here  

Enquiries can be made to Graham Hart -

Young People with Care Experience Programme

More funding opportunities coming soon