About us

 Ageing Better in Birmingham is part of the six-year (2015-2021), £78 million National Lottery funded Ageing Better programme set-up by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Ageing Better partnerships are based in 14 locations across England, from Torbay to Middlesbrough and the Isle of Wight to East Lindsey. Working with local people, charities, businesses, public sector services and voluntary groups, the Ageing Better partnerships are exploring creative ways for older people to be actively involved in their local communities, helping to combat social isolation and loneliness. Ageing Better is one of five major programmes set up by the Big Lottery Fund to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.

In Birmingham, people are encouraged to apply for up to £2,000 through the Ageing Better Fund to start activities for the collective benefit of people over 50 across the city.



We have a bank of pictures available for use by journalists. All requests to Elina Svantesson, or call 01216788808 or 0121 678 8876. 


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If you would like to request an interview with a member of the Ageing Better Birmingham team, please contact or call 01216788808 or 0121 678 8876.  


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