Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Ambition for Ageing

BAME Communities: Ageing in Place - Call for research proposals

Exploring the social infrastructure that enables BAME communities to age in place.

Call for research project proposals

Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work

GMCVO-led project Ambition for Ageing’s new report Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work, argues that to reduce social isolation, we need a diversity of social infras

Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work

GMCVO-led project Ambition for Ageing’s new report Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work, argues that to reduce social isolation, we need a diversity of social infras

Culture Champions in Manchester

GMCVO led programme Ambition for Ageing are pleased to announce that they will be working with the Royal Exchange Theatre to deliver the Culture Champions scaled programme in Manchester.

Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly

GMCVO-led project Ambition for Ageing has today launched a briefing document Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly.

AfA seminar series: Developing the strategy for Age-friendly Greater Manchester – an introduction to phase two

The seminar will be an opportunity to hear about, and discuss, the development of the GM Age-friendly programme, and the next phase of the GM strategy.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly

Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly is a new Ambition for Ageing briefing that asserts that equality, diversity and inclusivity are core to understanding and reduc

AfA seminar series: People make places; do places make people?

Speaker: Sheila Peace, Emeritus Professor of Social Gerontology, The Open University

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Ambition for Ageing Culture Champions project - winning bids announced

GMCVO project, Ambition for Ageing are delighted to report that they have appointed the following three organisations to work on the Culture Champions Project:

Staying mobile in later life

As our population ages, older people’s mobility is a growing priority for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

Our commitment to Disaster Risk Reduction

Ambition for Ageing (AfA), a National Lottery Community fund funded project led by GMCVO, are helping Greater Manc

'Making Connections' - a new Ambition for Ageing video

Ambition for Ageing's new short video demonstrates how the programme works to create more age friendly places by connecting communities and people through the creation of relationships, development

Age-Friendly Futures: Learning from Ambition for Ageing on developing age-friendly neighbourhoods

In December 2018, over 50 Ambition for Ageing (AfA) contractors, old and new came together to network and share learning as the programme’s focus shifts from delivery to sustainability and le

Age-Friendly Challenge Winners announced

Thirty-two neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester have been officially recognised as age-friendly by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

Supporting our Staff as Older Carers: a VCSE briefing

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential has released a briefing that outlines how VCSE organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead

Supporting our Staff as Older Carers: a VCSE briefing

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential has released a briefing that outlines how VCSE organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead

Seminar: Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester

Ambition for Ageing are proud to present the most recent of our seminar series.

Date: Wednesday 20th March 2019

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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 looks 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

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