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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:
£78 million
Application deadline:
This programme is now closed

What’s it all about?

This programme is now closed for applications

We are investing £78 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?

In March 2015 successful projects were given the go ahead to start delivering their projects. We expect them to start delivering activities from Summer 2015. Areas will continue to receive a package of bespoke support and development from our contractors Hall Aitken. The programme will be evaluated by a partnership led by Ecorys including Bryson Purdon Social Research and Christina Victor from the Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies at Brunel University.


Organisation Types

  • Public sector organisation
  • Voluntary or community organisation


  • Health and well-being


  • Older people