Ambition for Ageing : Social Connections funding


We are seeking community groups and organisations to deliver projects of up to £2,000 in specific neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester to help us create social connections and build age-friendly places for people aged 50 and over.

We are looking to invest in a range of projects to increase social connections for older people, especially those from marginalised and low-income communities. Projects could support social connections by delivering activities, adapting spaces to make them more accessible, or buying equipment, but you can be creative. You can submit a proposal for more than one project although we do want to support the widest range of people.

We are looking for projects to be delivered in the following neighbourhoods:

  • Farnworth and Kearsley (Bolton)
  • Bury East (Bury)
  • Gorton (Manchester)
  • Old Moat and Withington (Manchester)
  • St James’ (Oldham)
  • Kirkholt (Rochdale)
  • Swinton (Salford)
  • Reddish (Stockport)
  • Stalybridge (Tameside)
  • Clifford (Trafford)
  • Wigan North (Wigan)

The deadline for this first round of funding is midday, Monday 14th June 2021.

We are hosting online information sessions for those interested in applying:

We are also able to offer support with developing a project idea or with the process by referring you to a local support organisation. Please get in touch with [email protected] for a referral.

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