NEWSLETTER (32:17) Special Edition on the Age Friendly City

Age Friendly Community Chest
Readers will know that GBCP is part of the Bristol Ageing Better partnership and aspires to be an age-friendly neighbourhood within an age-friendly city.   This is an intention that extends to both older and younger people and thus also benefits the people in between.    We have pursued this project in various ways including our on-going Let’s Walk Bedminster project, the work of the BS3 Older People’s Network and the very many interventions made by individual partner organisations.    Playing Out, Ashton Vale Youth Club, schools and many others are working at the ‘young end’.    Together, all this represents a magnificent effort, but we are not there yet.

Below is information about a small funding pot offered by Bristol Ageing Better.    We’ve attached the application form.   You will note the restrictions at the end of the information.   Do not be dismayed if your organisation does not tick these boxes.    There are lots of GBCP partners that do and we are sure that, if you have a good idea, you can team up with another organisation that will hold the money.   You may be able to arrange this yourself, but, if not, get in touch with gbcpnewsletter@gmail.com and we’ll try to help.

Charter for an Age Friendly Bristol
Bristol Ageing Better has been researching this charter for some time and some of you may have contributed evidence and ideas to it.    The Charter will be officially launched in Wednesday, 21 June.    GBCP NEWSLETTER is keen to know what it says and how relevant it is.    We’ll be looking through it as many of you will, also.    More information on this in future newsletters.

Summer Tea Dance
Lots of things to do in the company of friends is part of being Age Friendly for all ages, so see the attached Summer Tea Dance poster.

Age Friendly Community Chest

Dear Partner,
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Age Friendly Community Chest.

Is your street age friendly?

How would you make your area better for older people?

Do you have an idea to improve your neighbourhood for older people?

The Age Friendly Community Chest is a fund launched in partnership with Bristol Ageing Better, Age UK Bristol and the Celebrating Age Festival. Its aim is to support ideas at a local level that will make Bristol a better place for older people (aged 50+) to live. The fund can offer grants of up to £250 and will be open during June and July 2017 for applications for projects to be run in Summer 2017.

We welcome applications from any organisations that have identified a way to make a particular area, neighbourhood or community more age friendly. This can take the form of one-off events to encourage people to get to know their community better, or more permanent fixtures that will make a difference to everyone in a particular neighbourhood.

The application process is simple – it comprises just two pages and asks for a description of your project, what benefits you expect it to offer your community and how the money will be spent. Please include your bank details so that if you are successful we can arrange payment of your grant as possible.

If you’re interested in applying, download the application form which includes an information sheet. If you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch with our Project Officer Bianca Rossetti at biancarossetti@ageukbristol. org.ukor on 0117 9281539.

Restrictions: funding can only be granted to constituted groups, such as Registered Charities, Social Enterprises or C.I.C.s. Applications must be received by the deadline of midday on Wednesday 19th July 2017 and projects must take place between August and September 2017.

 

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