Five things social entrepreneurs need to know about Transform Ageing

Five things social entrepreneurs need to know about Transform Ageing

The UK is undergoing a demographic shift – one in five millennials will live until they are 100-years-old according to the Resolution Foundation. The average age for a person in the UK is already above 40-years-old.

The challenges this represents are huge, the strains it will put on health and social care are considerable. But for every challenge there’s a social entrepreneur with a solution.

We launched Transform Ageing to revolutionise our approaches to health, wellbeing and social care for people in later life, starting in the south-west of England. We want to put innovation and collaboration at the heart of this change and we want you to join us.

Transform Ageing is Funded by Big Lottery and run in partnership with the Design Council, the South West Academic Health Science Network and the Centre for Ageing Better.

Its delivery is also being supported locally on the ground in the south-west by Volunteer CornwallDevon Communities TogetherCommunity Council for Somerset and Torbay Community Development Trust.

Make a difference to entire communities

Transform Ageing is about creating systemic change to health and social care for people in later life.

Your ideas, innovations and solutions will help be part of making a difference not just to individuals, but to entire communities. You will be helping to change the experience of ageing in the south-west of England.

Funding to help you grow your idea

There’s up to £25,000 in grant funding available to help you develop your ideas and grow your social venture.

If your social venture is ready for growth, you could receive guidance to identify further areas of investment and growth.*

More on how to apply

More than just money, there’s support

We’re offering you regular, dedicated support throughout the process. That means one-to-one support from one of our specialists, access to business and impact skills workshops and connections to experts in a range of fields including business, design and finance.

Showcased in the media

We want to help your social venture celebrate its work with a wide audience. We’ll be showcasing your social venture via local and national media as well as online and on social media.

An approach to help you develop

Our collaborative approach will allow you to explore new markets and meet new organisations that can help you develop as a social entrepreneur.

Find out more about how we’ve been involving local communities and key stakeholders so far.


Together we can revolutionise the way health and social care is delivered in the south-west. We also know that bold entrepreneurial solutions are out there. If you’ve got an idea or an existing social venture then we are backing you.

*Support and guidance on finding further investment will be decided on a case-by-case basis

Applications opened on 16th October. Click the button below for more information on application criteria and deadlines.



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