Fund title: Transform Ageing

Focus of fund/fund aims:

For social enterprises with innovative ideas to tackle the challenges people face as they age

Application deadline:

Early Stage: 4 December 2017; 16 April 2018; 13 August 2018. Venture: 20 November 2017; 23 July 2018; 17 September 2018

Fund description:

Social entrepreneurs providing products or services that make a difference for older people in Cornwall, Devon or Somerset can apply to Transform Ageing for financial and non-financial support.

Innovative and responsive products and services which help people to stay active, healthy, happy and connected will be considered. These can be a new idea or expansion of an existing successful idea that responds to one of six innovation briefs:

1. Steps to a positive future
2. Mobility and transport
3. Life transitions
4. Caring about carers
5. Right information, right time
6. Making connections

All successful applicants will receive a package of non-financial and financial support, dependent on the stage of their enterprise:

Do It (Early Stage Award) – grants up to £5,000 for early-stage social enterprises with an idea that will create social impact

Grow It (Early Stage Award) – grants up to £15,000 for social enterprises that have been running for one to three years and need support to develop

Scale It (Venture Award) – grants up to £25,000 for relatively established social ventures that are looking to expand

There are three application rounds for each award.

Further information:

http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/transform-ageing