THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS NOW CLOSED - we will be announcing successful bids soon
The ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project is focusing on what makes a good place in which to grow older for people who belong to minority communities. Research from the Ambition for Ageing programme has shown us that marginalisation is linked to the risk of social isolation.
This programme aims to generate a deeper understanding of what supports wellbeing and what makes places age-friendly for a cross-section of communities of identity or experience within the population of Greater Manchester, in order to prevent social isolation.
As part of ‘Ageing Equally?’ GMCVO were seeking proposals for research projects (up to £8,000 for maximum 9 months).
A support provider to assist organisations taking part in ‘Ageing Equally?’ has now been selected.
As part of the ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project, LGBT Foundation were seeking proposals from Equalities Board members for research projects (up to £2000 for a maximum of 6 months). You can find out more about the Equalities Board, and who can join, on their website lgbt.foundation/afa-equalities-board.
The call for research projects;
Are you an organisation:
- Who can reach and engage with a specific community of identity or experience?
- Who will work in an inclusive way by actively seeking members of the community who may have multiple barriers and/or identify with more than one minority group?
- With an interest in exploring the social practices, preferences, desires and concerns of older people and what is useful or inadequate in the places where they live
- Who can contribute to the learning of Ambition for Ageing by carrying out research in your area of expertise?
GMCVO is seeking organisations with strong links into marginalised communities to put forward ideas for research projects to explore the question:
'What makes a good place in which to grow older, for people who belong to minority communities?'
We are looking for research projects that are targeted at one specific group. This could be in one particular ward or neighbourhood or across multiple areas.
Contract length and value
In early 2019, up to ten organisations will be awarded £500 and offered additional support to develop their proposal into a project that will contribute to the ‘Ageing Equally?’ research.
Up to £8,000 will be awarded for each developed project to be delivered, providing it meets the specified requirements of the programme.
Projects awarded with delivery will take place between April 2019 and January 2020 and will vary in length. Proposals could be for projects that take just one month to complete or up to nine months.
Bidder Engagement Event
This event took place on Thursday 6th December 2018 at Manchester Art Gallery. Please click here for PowerPoint slides from the day.