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Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better

Reducing social isolation among older people in England
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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.

The Big lottery Fund has awarded a £50 million ten year endowment to The Centre for Ageing Better. The Centre’s primary aim will be to support a good quality of life in older age and promote the benefits of an ageing society by bridging the gap between research, evidence and practice. The Centre will form part of the What Works Centres network in England.

Read the press release

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

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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