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26 Sep 2018

Greater Manchester’s Age-Friendly Mayoral Challenge - online application form now available


The mayor's communities' challenge is being led by GMCVO and supported by Ambition for Ageing.


As previously reported, the challenge is open to the voluntary and community sector, public services, and older people's groups working together to make their community and neighbourhood more age-friendly. Successful schemes will be awarded with accreditation – official recognition from the Mayor and Combined Authority that your community or neighbourhood is age-friendly.


We want to hear about those practical schemes and projects already in place in Greater Manchester, which are helping to make your community and neighbourhood more age-friendly.


Your scheme doesn’t need to be perfect and finalised – but you do need to be able to demonstrate that you are:


  • actively working to make your neighbourhood age-friendly
  • involving older people in the development of your scheme
  • committed to future age-friendly goals


Successful applicants will receive accreditation confirming their age-friendly status, and will be announced at the Greater Manchester Age-Friendly Conference in February 2019. The best entries will be promoted by Ambition for Ageing as examples of best practice, including to external funders.


Please note: the age-friendly challenge application form is now online.


You can click here for more information, access to the documents and to apply.



Help us to spread the word about the challenge

If you are able to help us promote the challenge, we are using Older People’s Day (1 October) as an opportunity to remind people of the challenge, and to encourage people to take part. We hope you will be able to use the Age-Friendly Challenge Comms Pack to share our messaging through your available channels (internal and external) as from 1 October to help us find the best age-friendly neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester. Included in the pack are some easy instructions, social media posts, and graphics to support your communications.


Click here to download the comms pack.