Applications for grant funding to become a delivery organisation are now closed. 

What is Transform Ageing?

Transform Ageing is a pioneering programme, taking a design-led approach to improving people’s experience of ageing. This new, cross-sector initiative will bring together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and health and social care leaders to define, develop and deliver innovative product and service solutions that better support the needs and aspirations of our ageing communities.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered by Design Council in part­nership with UnLtd, the South West Academic Health Science Network and the Centre for Ageing Better, from now until mid-2019, we will be working with local communities in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset to establish the wants and needs of people in later life in those communi­ties. However we can’t do this alone, the local communities, individuals, carers, family, friends and professionals in each of these regions need to be at the heart of this process. 

The role of a Delivery Organisation

We need to work with local organisations to make this happen and we have grant funding to appoint up to four delivery organisations, or consortia of organisations, to work alongside the Transform Ageing team - ideally one in each geographical area of Cornwall, Somerset, South Devon and Torbay, and NEW (north, east, west) Devon.

The successful delivery organisations will ensure that the needs and wants of people in later life and their support networks are at the heart of the programme, by providing engagement and reach into the local community and by supporting the Transform Ageing team to deliver the programme locally.

How to apply

The grant application process for becoming a delivery organisation is now open and interested organisations, based in the above locations are invited to apply before the deadline of 12 noon, 13 February 2017. For further information about what we are looking for, the application process and contact details please download the Grant Application Specification and to apply please download the Grant Application Form (including the separate financial part) below:

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Watch: Transform Ageing – Discover the impact of NEDcare NEDCare is delivering a lasting solution for ageing communities and providing a better solution for people in later life. It aims to help other communities create the same level of engagement locally by meeting GP services, pharmacies, parish council and community groups like the Women’s Institute. Our award winner is delivering a lasting solution for ageing communities and providing a better solution for people in later life.

Feature — 13/11/2018

Down the rabbit hole: Transform Ageing’s journey into system change Charlotte Burrows is Social Innovation Programme Manager at Design Council. Here, she discusses our Transform Ageing learning journey on system change. Charlotte Burrows, Social Innovation Programme Manager at Design Council, discusses our Transform Ageing learning journey on system change.

Feature — 11/07/2018

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