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Age Friendly Middlesbrough Fund

Age Friendly Middlesbrough helps community groups, organisations and decision makers work together with local people to make Middlesbrough an age friendly place. Our vision is that older people live happy and healthy lives.

Leading our vision to become Age Friendly is a partnership of people from Public Health, the National Lottery Community Fund, Ageing Better Middlesbrough and Ageing Better Middlesbrough Action Group (ABMAG) - an action group of older people.

The Fund

We want to support community groups and individuals to make Middlesbrough more age friendly, and also get back up and running after the Covid-19 related lock down, through awards of up to £1000.

The activity must be targeted at people who live in Middlesbrough and must benefit people over 50. We welcome applications from intergenerational projects and groups although we ask you to be clear in your application how many people over 50 are likely to benefit.

We are lottery funded and this means that this money cannot be given to organisations or individuals directly. However, we can buy goods and services on your behalf. For example, room hire, equipment, transport, training etc.

Please note – the money cannot be used to pay for staff time or maintenance/repair of buildings. We also do not want to fund one off trips or activities.

If you are successful, we will ask you how things are going and what impact the money has had.

How and when will decisions be made?

Decisions to award funding will be made by a panel of people from the Ageing Better Middlesbrough Action Group (ABMAG). Our Action Group is made up of volunteers who are all aged over 50. They play a key role in helping to shape the way Ageing Better Middlesbrough is delivered.

Each application will be considered against the following criteria:

  • Will the activity or project make Middlesbrough more age friendly or help groups recover from Covid-19 and lock down?
  • Does the project mainly involve people over 50?
  • Would the application have a long-term impact? i.e. Will people continue to benefit over time?
  • The number of older people that would benefit.
  • Will the activity or project create new opportunities for people to connect with each other?

How to apply

If you would like some support or to discuss your application please call our Community Development team on 01642 061019 or email jeanettecrosby@hope-foundation.org

Completed applications can be emailed to simone.mcneill@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk or posted to:

Simone McNeill (Programme Support Officer)
Ageing Better Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind
90-92 Lothian Road

The fund will open for applications on 1st September 2020 and close on Friday 30th October 2020. Once the fund closes we will review all applications and make decisions regarding awards. Decisions will be made within about four weeks of the closing date.

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