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BAB is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.
Bristol Ageing Better is committing £880,000 to fund innovative approaches to tackling loneliness and isolation in older people.
BAB has named this round of commissioning Building Blocks for Wellbeing because of the focus on projects and services which will connect with others across the BAB programme to build people up. The goal is to create a foundation of confidence and wellbeing on which to reduce older people’s isolation and loneliness.
A total of nine projects are being funded, falling into seven categories. Building on learning from earlier pilots, conversation with experts and additional research, the projects are designed to improve wellbeing and empower older people - something which can help to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
We have set out a number of specific criteria for each contract but in addition to that, all successful delivery partners will need to evidence the following in the bids and presentations.
Using the ‘Test and Learn’ approach to delivery, allowing opportunities to use evidenced learning to change and improve project.
Development and sharing of learning and best practice.
Working with BAB to undertake evaluation and engagement activities from the project.
Factoring in the completion of BAB’s Common Measurement Framework questionnaires at entry and exit points for all participants.
Experience of delivery in identified areas.
Consideration of the use of partners in the delivery of the contract.
Adopting flexible and creative approaches to finding and recruiting participants.
Commitment to recruiting a diverse and varied group of participants.
Commitment to focusing recruitment on new participants. At least 75% of participants should be new to the delivery partner.
Adopting an asset based approach.
A strategy for empowering participants and allowing them to shape, drive and influence the activity.
Creative and sustainable approaches to addressing transportation issues.
Find out more about each of the seven projects that BAB is commissioning as part of 'Building Blocks for Wellbeing' below and download the documents you need to apply for funding. You can also download FAQs about the funding here.
1. Physical Activity and Motivation
2. Creativity and Arts (2 contracts)
3. Accessing Community and Social Groups
4. Food and Nutrition
5. Intergenerational Activity
6. Wellbeing and BME Older People
7. Talking Therapies for Isolation and Loneliness (2 contracts)
BAB is actively encouraging collaborative bids for the Building Blocks for Wellbeing funding. If you're interested in putting in a collaborative bid, you can make contact with other organisations on the Bristol Ageing Better forum.
The deadline to apply for Building Blocks for Wellbeing commissioning is midday on Monday 27th November 2017.
Please direct any queries regarding the funding to email@example.com
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