Ambition for Ageing - Supporting Ageing in Place

funding update

Aims/priorities: The Ambition for Ageing programme is supporting places to become more age-friendly by showing how a place can change through small projects and how projects can work together to make neighbourhoods different.

Ambition for Ageing is looking to invest in a range of projects to increase social connections for older people, especially those from marginalised, including low income, communities. Projects could support social connections by delivering activities, adapting spaces to make them more accessible or buying equipment, but we would like groups to think creatively.

We are looking for projects to be delivered in the following pilot 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)

Who can apply?  To be eligible to apply for the funding applicants must be a constituted and not for profit Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise organisation (VCSE) or have access to a not for profit host organisation who can support you to apply.

Grant amount: Funding of up to £2,000 per project is available.

Application process:  Proposal form available to download from funder’s website

Deadline:   There will be two rounds of funding:

  • Round 1-  closing date: Monday 14th June 2021 – 12 noon
  • Round 2 - closing date: Monday 5th July 2021 – 12 noon

Projects must be delivered between July and November 2021.

We recommend that you submit your proposal in the first round as second round funding is subject to availability.

Contact Information:  Email:

Website address:

£1000.01 to £10,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Older People
Unpublish Date: 
Monday, 5 July, 2021