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Supporting Ageing in Place

We have shown through our research on microfunding that a small pot of money can generate significant change within a neighbourhood, which is why this work in increasing the social contact of local people aged 50+ is important.


Between September 2020 and February 2021 we invested £5,000 into each of the ten local areas of Greater Manchester; Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.


We asked providers to consider the impact of Covid-19 both on their local communities, and the types of projects that it would be possible to deliver by using our guidance on developing social contact models in a time of social distancing.


The projects are delivered on a ward-based level, with each individual project worth up to £2,000. These areas were identified by Local Authorities as part of the GM Ageing Hub's ‘Ageing in Place’ programme which had been developed prior to the pandemic. We are able to support this work thanks to an extension of our funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which has enabled us to continue existing projects.


Please click here for the full list of investments.