Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Ageing Equally? - Call for research project proposals and support provider

The ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project is focusing on what makes a good place in which to grow older for people who belong to minority communities. Research from the Ambition for Ageing programme has shown us that marginalisation is linked to the risk of social isolation.

This programme aims to generate a deeper understanding of what supports wellbeing and what makes places age-friendly for a cross-section of communities of identity or experience within the population of Greater Manchester, in order to prevent social isolation.

As part of ‘Ageing Equally?’ GMCVO is seeking:

LGBT Foundation is also seeking proposals from Equalities Board members for research projects (up to £2,000 for a maximum of 6 months)

 

Call for research project proposals

Are you an organisation:

  • Who can reach and engage with a specific community of identity or experience?
  • Who will work in an inclusive way by actively seeking members of the community who may have multiple barriers and/or identify with more than one minority group?
  • With an interest in exploring the social practices, preferences, desires and concerns of older people and what is useful or inadequate in the places where they live
  • Who can contribute to the learning of Ambition for Ageing by carrying out research in your area of expertise?

GMCVO is seeking organisations with strong links into marginalised communities to put forward ideas for research projects to explore the question:

'What makes a good place in which to grow older, for people who belong to minority communities?'

 We are looking for research projects that are targeted at one specific group. This could be in one particular ward or neighbourhood or across multiple areas.

Contract length and value

In early 2019, up to ten organisations will be awarded £500 and offered additional support to develop their proposal into a project that will contribute to the ‘Ageing Equally?’ research.

Up to £8,000 will be awarded for each developed project to be delivered, providing it meets the specified requirements of the programme.

Projects awarded with delivery will take place between April 2019 and January 2020 and will vary in length. Proposals could be for projects that take just one month to complete or up to nine months.

How to apply

Organisations will be required to submit an expression of interest outlining their project ideas and suitability.

To find out more and apply, email ambition@gmcvo.org.uk for a pack which includes.

Call for research projects (specification, eligibility, criteria and instructions)
Expression of Interest Form

Deadline

Your Expression of Interest must be submitted by 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd January 2019. These can be submitted by email to ambition@gmcvo.org.uk or by post to: Ellie Nixon, GMCVO, St. THomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Expressions of Interest submitted after this time will not be considered.

Bidder Engagement Event

GMCVO recommends that organisations interested in applying for this work attend the Ageing Equally in Greater Manchester Event hosted by LGBT Foundation on Thursday 6th December 2018 12pm – 4pm at Manchester Art Gallery. For more details and to book your place please click here. The deadline for booking is 12 noon on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

Questions

If you have any questions about the process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not answered, please email your question to ambition@gmcvo.org.uk and you will receive a response within 2 working days. We will publish all questions and answers anonymously below.

The final date for submitting questions is Thursday 17th January 2019. We will not be able to answer questions submitted after this date.

 

Shorter research project proposals

As part of the ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project, LGBT Foundation is also seeking proposals from Equalities Board members for research projects (up to £2,000 for a maximum of 6 months). You can find out more about the Equalities Board, and who can join, on their website lgbt.foundation/afa-equalities-board Further details about this funding, who is eligible and how to apply can be found by clicking here.

 

Support Provider

Can you or your organisation:

  • Provide support to multiple organisations wanting to develop community research proposals into deliverable projects?
  • Upskill organisations with project management approaches?
  • Help develop project budgets and identify needs?
  • Assess the deliverability of project proposals?

GMCVO is seeking a provider to support organisations taking part in ‘Ageing Equally?’ to develop their research ideas into deliverable project plans.

As part of ‘Ageing Equally?’, organisations are submitting research project ideas focusing on what makes a good place in which to grow older for people who belong to minority communities. We will select up to ten ideas, and require a support provider to assist these organisations in building these initial ideas into more detailed proposals, plan and deliver their project.

Contract length and value

The provider must be available between January and early April 2019 for a minimum of 20 days.

We have a maximum of £7,500 inclusive of VAT and expenses to support organisations to develop their proposals. This includes the minimum required days. We may purchase additional days if required.

How to apply

Application is in the form of a statement responding to the requirements and criteria.

To find out more and apply, email ambition@gmcvo.org.uk for the bid document (specification and criteria)

Deadline

Your application must be submitted by email to ambition@gmcvo.org.uk by Wednesday 12th December 2018 12 noon. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

Questions

Please email any questions to ambition@gmcvo.org.uk by Friday 9th December. We will publish all questions and answers anonymously on the Ambition for Ageing website.