Launching today: Ageing Equally? – call for research project proposals and support provider

Today Ambition for Ageing is launching a new scaled programme, ‘Ageing Equally?’.

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 £2000 for a maximum of 6 months).

Full information on the ‘Ageing Equally’ scaled programme can be found here.

 

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSALS:

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.

In early 2019, up to ten organisation 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 £8000 will be awarded for each developed project to be delivered, providing it meets the specified requirements of the programme. Delivery will take place between April 2019 and January 2020 and will vary in length.

To apply, organisations will be required to submit an expression of interest outlining their project ideas and suitability. This must be submitted by 12:00pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019. 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

 

If you have any questions about the process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions where you can submit questions until Thursday 17th January 2019. All questions and answers will be published on our website anonymously.

 

BIDDER ENGAGEMENT EVENT:

GMCVO recommends that organisations interested in submitting a research project proposal 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 12:00pm on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

 

SUPPORT PROVIDER:

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.

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.

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 documents (specification and criteria). Please also direct any queries to this address. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 12th December 2018 12:00pm.

 

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 £2000 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.