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:
- Tuesday 18th May, 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Click here to book your place
- Wednesday 19th May, 10am – 11am – Click here to book your place
- Monday 24th May, 11am – 12pm – Click here to book your place
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.