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10 May 2021

Funding opportunity: Supporting Ageing in Place

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 want to support places to become more age-friendly by providing small pots of money to generate change in a neighbourhood. Our past work has shown that with the right environment and support, these changes can have a significant impact.


We are 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 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)


We will be running online information sessions for those interested in applying. Please click the link below for full details. 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 for a referral. 


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


Click here for more information. 



*Additional funding from Manchester City Council is resourcing our work in Old Moat and Withington.