Our Funding

Bristol Ageing Better is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund through its Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme. The main purpose of this programme is to support those older people most at risk of social isolation and loneliness to lead more fulfilling lives. 

Bristol Ageing Better is part of a larger network of projects across the UK. These work in 14 different areas to trial different approaches to reducing isolation and loneliness; in total Ageing Better projects were awarded £82 million.

National Lottery Community Fund initially identified 100 local authority areas (districts, boroughs and unitary) to submit an Expression of Interest form. From the Expressions of Interest the committee invited 32 areas to submit a Vision & Strategy application. From these the committee selected 14 successful applications, including Bristol. Bristol was notified about the success of the application in late 2014, and the programme launched in April 2015.

The National Lottery Community Fund approved the 16 project outlines submitted in April 2014, which are now being delivered by a partnership of organisations across Bristol. The BAB Programme Management Team work closely with the Programme Group and the National Lottery Community Fund to manage the budget and ensure that all expenditure is transparent and meets policy around selecting delivery partners.


Women participating in one of our Community Kick-start funded projects.


 BAB has a highly collaborative approach to commissioning, involving many partners in the design and delivery of services. Decision making panels, involving older people, make the final decisions about which organisations should deliver the different BAB projects.

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