Write a short proposal on your idea to link
to developing a love of reading, and reading
for pleasure and across the ages with older
people including people living with Dementia.
Length: written content no more than
1-2 A4 pages.
Entries can be from a school, or an early year
setting and can be written by an adult where
individuals are unable to write. The entry could
also include pictures or a story board to show your
ideas, we welcome different ways to be able to
show and tell your idea. If there are any costs to
your idea, please do include costs up to £50, we
cannot guarantee to fund all ideas as there is a
limited funding pot of Amazon vouchers in place.
A selection of different entries will be published on
the Essex Year of Reading app.
How are ideas judged?
The idea must link to promoting a love of
reading across the ages, ideas could include
in-person, in-post, and virtual ways to connect
We will aim to support as many different ideas as
possible to happen, but may not be able to fund
all. Once we have all the entries we will take into
consideration different localities, ages, and stages
to ensure we can fund as many ideas as possible
across different areas, and from early years to
We are keen to hear you own ideas, but as an
example, an idea could be about:
• How the idea links with a local Care Home,
or an Older Person Day Care Centre, community
group or Memory Cafe
• How the idea creates opportunities for reading
across young and older
• Creative based Activities
All entries will receive a ‘Dragon’s Den for
Dementia Awareness’ certificate for their group,
class or early year setting.
All entries should be submitted by email
no later that 5pm on Friday 27 May 2022.
Where to send entries
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org