ADD200 Capital Age Festival 2014 – Grant funding

Type of decision: 
Assistant Director's decision
Code: 
ADD200
Date signed: 
09 June 2014
Decision by: 
Paul Igbokwe, Head of Public and Community Liaison

Executive summary

Capital Age Festival (CAF) is London's annual festival of older people’s arts. The festival is delivered by and with older people and is for everyone. The Mayor has supported CAF since its inception in 2002 and a request is being made for a mixture of financial and in kind support for CAF 2014.

In 2012, in recognition of London’s spectacular summer, CAF expanded the festival from a one-day event to a full two-week programme. This format was well received and has continued. Older people will be part of the event as performers and volunteers. Close to 10,000 people are expected to participate and attend.

CAF activity fits within the GLA’s Strategic Plan objectives of ‘promoting equal life chances’ and helps to advance the Mayor’s priority of a stimulating, creative, cultural London by championing the role of culture in the public realm.

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