Transform Ageing brings together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and public sector leaders to examine the challenges experienced by ageing communities in the South West. It aims to deliver product and service solutions to meet those needs, across the three years of the programme. The programme is funded by Big Lottery Fund's Accelerating Ideas programme, and delivered in the South West by Design Council, in partnership with other organisations. We are the local partner for Cornwall. 

We are inviting applications from social entrepreneurs who have ideas which could tackle the challenges of ageing, innovative product and service design, and our application categories are:

  1. Steps for a positive future - People in later life have positive experiences of ageing
  2. Mobility and transport - Enhancing independence and wellbeing through improved mobility
  3. Life Transitions - Supporting people to prepare for life changes
  4. Caring about Carers - Supporting, valuing and celebrating carers
  5. Right information, right time - Making information accessible, relevant and meaningful
  6. Making Connections - Creating opportunities for people in later life to connect with other people, communities and activities.

For more information, and the specific details of the project, please download the information booklet.

A pot of £822,500 is available and awardees will receive a package of both financial and non-financial support, tailored to the needs of their project.

Awards are given under different categories, depending on the stage and scale of the project - £5,000, up to £15,000 and over £25,000.