Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Ambition for Ageing

Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester – evidence from the AFA programme

 GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people.

Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester – evidence from the Ambition for Ageing programme

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people.

Ambition for Ageing Bidders Event for Culture Champions

Ambition for Ageing are looking for providers to develop age-friendly volunteering and engagement in cultural activities in Greater Manchester.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

New scaled programme launch – Culture Champions: Invitation to tender

Ambition for Ageing are delighted to launch Culture Champions GM. Ambition for Ageing has developed this work in partnership with the Great Place GM project.

Ambition for Ageing speak at European Forum

On 23rd November, 2018, our Ambition for Ageing Communications and Influence Officer, Kirsty Bagnall spoke at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) 2018 organised by UNISDR and hos

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.

Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester

This report, released by GMCVO-led project Ambition for Ageing lookis at the needs of older people in resilience planning.

Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester: Report Published

Ambition for Ageing has today released a report titled Resilience in Ageing in Greater Manchester, looking at the needs of older people in resilience planning.

Free AFA seminar: Social infrastructure: how shared spaces make communities work

Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time: doors open at 13:30 for 14:00 lecture start (session ends: 16:00)

Venue: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, M12 6FZ

AFA seminar series - Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work

Presented by: Dr Sophie Yarker, MICRA, University of Manchester

Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Applications invited for Greater Manchester’s Age-Friendly Mayoral Challenge

On 2 July, Ambition for Ageing (AfA) announced the launch of the mayor's Greater Manchester communities challe

AFA Community Media seminar

Imagine a Greater Manchester where older people can make their own media on their own terms

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

AfA launches two new Community Media scaled programmes – bids invited

Today saw the launch of two new Community Media scaled programmes from Ambition for Ageing:

1. Subculture

Ambition for Ageing Scaled Programme Information Event for Potential Bidders

 We are looking for providers to deliver two Scaled Programmes with a focus on community media:

1) Subculture

Monday, 17 September 2018

Call for Evidence: experiences in resilience required around older people who have been refugees or asylum seekers

In 2016, Greater Manchester was named part of the 100RC network alongside London, New York, Bangkok and Rio de Janeiro and was selected from more th

Festival of Ageing attracts over 8000 people from across GM

Greater Manchester, the UK’s first age-friendly region, staged its first Festival of Ageing from 2nd July - 15th July.

Community Media for Greater Manchester: An Ambition for Connected Later Life

In conjunction with London based CIC, Social Spider, Ambition for Ageing has just published a report looking at how community media works and its potential f

Free Festival of Ageing wristbands available now!

The first of its kind ever to take place in our city-region, the GM Festival of Ageing is a fortnight of fun offering lots to look forward to.

Ambition for Ageing launches new invitation to bid

The latest in a series of scaled programme launched, Collective Effect seeks to fund the exploration and development of new and transformational methods designed to increase the levels of active ci

Ambition for Ageing - Scaled Programme Information Event for Potential Bidders

e are looking for providers to explore and develop new and transformational ways which supports people over 50 at risk of social isolation to develop sustainable active citizenship.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Vacancy: Project Officer - Contracts (Ambition for Ageing)

Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million GM level programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Don't miss the first ever Greater Manchester Festival of Ageing!

Have you registered yet for your free wristband and festival brochure for Greater Manchester’s first ever Festival of Ageing running from 2 to 15 July 2018?

Ambition for Ageing Seminar: Towards an age friendly transport system

This is the third and final seminar in the Spring / Summer series of MICRA seminars delivered as part of the Ambition for Ageing programme.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ambition for Ageing latest report: Social Isolation and Older Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic People in Greater Manchester

Ambition for Ageing's latest report calls for more research into the experiences of older Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in Greater Manchester in order to tackle social isolation.

Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities

Ambition for Ageing has released a briefing titled Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities, looking at the risks of exacerbating inequalities that we know asset-based approaches can result in.

Ambition for Ageing Seminar:Best Friends Forever? Friendships in Older Age and Hidden Social Isolation

This is the second seminar in the Spring / Summer series of MICRA seminars delivered as part of the Ambition for Ageing programme.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

GM Festival of Ageing 2018 - running 2 to 15 July - now open for registration!

Funded by Ambition for Ageing, the festival is being co-ordinated by a partnership of five groups, 4CT (a charity in Manchester), HMR Circle (in Rochdale), MMU Age Friendly Team, Persona (in Bury)

Social Eating scaled programme launch – invitation to bid

Ambition for Ageing is seeking to create partnerships to develop and compare a range of sustainable social eating schemes within a diverse range of communities in Greater Manchester.

Ambition for Ageing Seminar: Social isolation and older BAME communities

This is the first seminar in the 2018 Spring/ Summer series of MICRA seminars delivered as part of the Ambition for Ageing programme.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
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