“TAU for Local Communities” – applicants to the fifth round are welcome
“TAU for Local Communities” – applicants to the fifth round are welcome

The enrollment to the next round of “TAU for Local Communities” project implemented as part of the Seniors in Action grant competition is on. We invite Third Age Universities (TAU) that want to start or develop activities benefitting their local communities, which will be carried out by groups of volunteers established within the TAU’s structure as well as other social activities.


During a year-long cooperation we will show you how to use the potential of TAU students, help you gain new knowledge, experience and competence necessary for improving actively your neighborhood. The “TAU for Local Communities” project will be implemented from October 2017 to December 2018. Ten TAUs which we will invite to cooperation will be offered support in establishing groups of volunteers within their structures and launching social activities or developing activities already carried out by existing groups.


Support offered by us covers:
• Assistance in promotion of volunteering among the TAU’s students;
• A set of information, promotional and methodological materials on volunteering, adjusted for TAU needs;
• Three workshop meetings (in November 2017, February 2018 and May 2018; ca. three-day-long each) for the initiative teams of each TAU selected for the project;
• Support by a coach from the Travelling Culture Animators and Sociologists of the Association of Creative Initiatives “ę” for newly-established groups of volunteers;
• Micro grant in the amount of PLN 1,800 for first actions carried out by the groups of volunteers;
• Promotion of TAU volunteers’ activities in media;
• Permanent support for each group from the Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”;
• Access through www.utw.seniorzywakcji.pl. to the national network grouping those TAUs which develop their volunteering.


Deadline for applications is on May 15, 2017.

Detailed information and the application form are available at the Project website: http://utw.seniorzywakcji.pl/rusza-rekrutacja-do-v-edycji-utw-dla-spolczenosci/


The “TAU for Local Communities” project has been carried out as part of PAFF "Third Age Universities" Program since 2013. Its objective is offering substantive support to TAUs which desire to act for the benefit of their local communities, especially on the basis of volunteering. Each round of the project is participated by 10 TAUs. More information about the network of 40 TAUs that participated in the former editions of the Project can be found at http://utw.seniorzywakcji.pl/siec-grup-wolontariatu-utw/


Katarzyna Świątkiewicz