Increased funding to support services for older people in Bristol

The Bristol Older Peoples’ Funding Alliance is a group of grant funders who work together to meet the priority needs of older people within Bristol. The member organisations are the Anchor Society, Bristol Ageing Better, the Dolphin Society, the Grateful Society, John James Bristol Foundation, Quartet Community Foundation, the Society of Merchant Venturers and the St Monica Trust.

In response to the changing funding environment, the Alliance established the Transformation Fund to help organisations redevelop or improve services; address sustainability; and use innovation to make an impact on an issue that affects the quality of life for older people.

Last year, the Transformation Fund gave over £80,000 to support services for older people living in Bristol and for 2019, the Alliance has increased the available funds to £150,000.

Chair of the Alliance and Dean of Bristol, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle said: “Last years’ fund was a tremendous success and we were able to support eight organisations to transform their services and improve their support for older people.

“With cuts to traditional sources of funding for organisations that support older people, organisations need to find new ways of providing services and new methods of income. The Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance aims to help with these changes and to support the continuity of services in Bristol.”

Organisations can apply for up to £15,000 and should submit an expression of interest form before midday on 29th April. For more information about The Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance Transformation Fund or to request an expression of interest form, please email or visit .