The Ageing Better Fund has been set up to allow citizens of all ages to apply for activities, initiatives, events and services for the collective benefit of older people across Birmingham. Citizens who are interested in starting and running an activity need to set up an Ageing Better Network.
Ageing Better Networks are groups of people who will help stay in touch with and look out for older people. This might be as simple as stopping by to make a cup of tea and have a chat or helping with shopping. But equally, Ageing Better Networks can work with older people in their area to help start entirely new activities or services that older people want but currently have no access to. The Ageing Better Fund can help with modest funding for these new activities and uses this term to describe applicants.
If you have an idea that you think will help reduce isolation and benefit older people, the Ageing Better Fund can help pay for expenses up to £2,000. To apply, contact one of our Ageing Better Hubs who will support you with your application.