Call for research project proposals and support provider
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 is seeking:
- Proposals for research projects (up to £8,000 for maximum 9 months)
- A support provider to assist organisations taking part in ‘Ageing Equally?’
LGBT Foundation is also seeking proposals from Equalities Board members for research projects (up to £2,000 for a maximum of 6 months)
Call for research project proposals
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.
How to apply
Organisations will be required to submit an expression of interest outlining their project ideas and suitability.
To find out more and apply, email email@example.com for a pack which includes:
- Call for research projects (specification, eligibility, criteria and instructions)
- Expression of Interest Form
Your Expression of Interest must be submitted by 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd January 2019. These can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
St Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Expressions of Interest submitted after this time will not be considered.
Bidder Engagement Event
This event took place on Thursday 6th December 2018 12pm – 4pm at Manchester Art Gallery. Please click here for PowerPoint slides from the day.
If you have any questions about the process, please refer to our Frequently asked questions below. If your question is not answered, please email your question to email@example.com and you will receive a response within 2 working days. We will publish all questions and answers anonymously below.
The final date for submitting questions is Thursday 17th January 2019. We will not be able to answer questions submitted after this date.
Shorter research project proposals
As part of the ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project, LGBT Foundation is also seeking proposals from Equalities Board members for research projects (up to £2,000 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. Further details about this funding, who is eligible and how to apply can be found by clicking here.
AS OF WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER 12 NOON, THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS CLOSED.