Fund title: Transform Ageing

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Last chance for social enterprises to apply to ‘Transform Ageing’ for support with innovative ideas to tackle the challenges people face as they age

Application deadline:

Early Stage: 13 August 2018. Venture: 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. This is now the final round of the programme and applications from entrepreneurs in rural Devon will be particularly welcome.

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

 

Further information:

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