October - Funded Activities

Every month, our Ageing Better Fun Panel has a difficult decision to make when they get together to decide what activities the fund will help paying for.

These meetings usually involve discussions about how the activity will reach isolated people; how it will reduce isolation in people over 50, lead to long-term change in Birmingham and so on. It’s definitely a difficult role as there are so many good ideas out there, generated by people from all walks of life, from all over the city!


 This month, the Ageing Better Fund has agreed to cover expenses for the following activities:


What is the activity? Who does it benefit? Contact details
A trip to Lickey for a Christmas Lunch with entertainment Carers over 50 in Harborne and Edgbaston Sue
Hiring a voice coach to launch a local choir, attract new members and engage with the community better Carers over 50 in Erdington, Nechells, Great Barr and Perry Barr Ellen
A Christmas Meal to get more people involved in regular activity Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans communities over the age of 50 in Birmingham


A monthly lunch club to share experiences across different ages and cultures + some cultural trips to further engagement and kick off the lunch club. Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans communities over the age of 50 in Birmingham Stephen
A weekly games club with workshops in woodwork, artwork, healthy living with monthly excursions to the cinema, museum and art galleries Men over 50 in Moseley, Kings Heath, Bournville and Kings Norton Robert
0121 441 55 00
Twice a week baking and cake decoration workshops Bangladeshi and Pakistani women over 50 in Small Heath


A gardening network and gardening workshop twice a week including peer to peer learning indoors and outdoors

Over 50s in Bordesley Green

Monthly exercise classes Carers over 50 in Sparkbrook Dorothy
A range of activities such as games, quizzes, relaxation technique workshops and craft sessions Carers over 50 in Great Barr and Handsworth Wood


A bi-weekly lunch club with a focus on healthy eating Residents over 50 in Small Heath and Sparkhill Mohammad
A Christmas meal to get more older people involved in the regular activities organised by the group People over 50 in Kings Heath Not available
Young people organising a meal with a local musician to entertain the group Carers in Erdington and Stetchford


Weekly Walking Football Less mobile people, inactive people over 50 in Kings Heath and Hall Green Paul

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