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16 Mar 2018

Social Eating scaled programme launch – invitation to bid

Ambition for Ageing is seeking to fund a partnership to develop and compare a range of sustainable social eating schemes within a diverse range of communities in Greater Manchester.


Social eating has a number of benefits for the emotional wellbeing of older people. It instils feelings of community, identity and self-worth, provides a sense of structure and routine and establishes a regular event to look forward to.  Our new programme seeks to increase the number of opportunities for older people to eat together in Greater Manchester, thereby creating a range of social occasions where people feel they belong, can bond with existing friends and make new connections.


The work will be delivered across at least four of the following areas: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside and Wigan.


Contract length and value

The contract period will run from July 2018 until March 2020.

The contract value is £250,000.


To find out more

If you are interested in finding out more about bidding for this work, please go to our GMCVO website and register on the bidding portal:


Upcoming bidder event

Full details of the guidance event for potential bidders can be found on the Application Questions and Assessment Criteria document on the portal as well as on the Events section of the GMCVO website.


The event will take place at GMCVO St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ – Monday 9th April 13.30pm – 15.30pm.

To book your place please click here


Final deadline for submissions

12 noon, Wednesday 9 May 2018.


Please note:  For organisations who are looking to work in partnership on our Social Eating scaled programme we have uploaded a list of the contact details of organisations that attended the recent Bidder Engagement Event. Organisations are also invited to send in a 60 word introduction of their organisation, which will then be uploaded alongside the contact details.  


If you would like to be included in this list, please send your contact details and your summary to


In order to gain access to the information, you will need to register on the portal. Please use the following link: