Government funds volunteering projects to battle loneliness

Museums and Heritage,
02 November 2023, England

The government is backing the creation of additional volunteering opportunities in museums, libraries and voluntary arts groups as part of plans to help those experiencing or at risk of chronic loneliness. Funding will be provided to support volunteers and participants to take part in activities such as talking cafes, skills sharing sessions, arts and crafts groups and environmental conservation. Around £3 million in government funding is being distributed by Arts Council England via partners Libraries Connected, Creative Lives and the Association of Independent Museums (AIM).