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Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better

Reducing social isolation among older people in England
Funding size:
£2 million - £6 million
Total available:
£82 million
Application deadline:
This programme is now closed

What’s it all about?


This programme is now closed for applications

We are investing £82 million in England to improve the lives of older people.

Listen to Ron who has used his own experience of isolation to help us shape our investment as part of our co-design group.

The Big Lottery Fund is now in the process of creating the Centre for Ageing Better, a £50m world-leading hub for the gathering and application of evidence to identify what makes for a better quality of life in older age, combining the highest standards of evidence generation with a commitment to practical change.

With the aim of empowering older people to stay active, healthier and happier for longer, it will promote the positive role they play within society and actively engage older people in the shaping of its work.

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Where are we now?

Successful areas have until December 2014 to submit detailed project plans to us for assessment.

Areas have up to £50,000 available to develop their delivery plans in detail. They will also receive a package of bespoke support from our support and development contractors Hall Aitken.

We expect projects to start delivering activities in Summer 2015.


Organisation Types

  • Public sector organisation
  • Voluntary or community organisation


  • Health and well-being


  • Older people