Ambition for Ageing co-produces ideas for £2.5 million investment with residents aged 50+

Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is led by GMCVO.  Many older people are isolated; we want to create more opportunities for older people to take part in activities and get more involved in the places that they live in. In other words, we want more places in Greater Manchester to be ‘age-friendly’.

Having been running locally in 25 neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester for the last 12 months, the programme is now looking to expand and commence broader work on a Greater Manchester level.

GM residents aged 50+ have been integral in the design process for this work and increased investment, through a series of events entitled 'Growing Older in My Greater Manchester.'

Building on the Growing Older in My Greater Manchester launch event in January (see report here) a series of workshops have taken place during February and March. The workshops brought together residents of GM aged 50+ and staff from organisations to help design project ideas around four themes (Information & Communications; Culture; Places & Spaces; Economy)

The project ideas created at these sessions will provide ways to invest the £2.5 million available to develop projects and activities across teh city region.

These reports summarise the process that participants were led through during each of the workshops and describe the project ideas that were developed:

These ideas will be researched further for their feasibility and whether they meet the priorities of the Ambition for Ageing programme and will be shared with people at a follow up meeting in April 2017.

If you are interested in finding out more please visit the Ambition for Ageing website below or contact


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