Sparkbrook Ageing Better – callout for partners

Connect Sparkbrook: Addressing Older People’s Social Isolation is a two-year, ward-wide project, capable of reaching all parts of the Sparkbrook Ward and all its communities. They are seeking partners to assist in the delivery of the Sparkbrook Ageing Better Local Action Plan.

The project will have two work streams: 

  1. Connecting Communities with a focus on place, to:

      a. Improve local community infrastructure;
      b. Increase reach and improve accessibility of community-based provision;
      c. Address transport and access to transport issues, and 
      d. Other place-based improvements to address social isolation amongst older residents.

  2. Promoting Active Citizenship, with a focus on people to:

      a. Support, encourage and enable active citizenship;
      b. Raise levels of engagement, involvement and neighbourliness, and
      c. Other people-based solutions to address social isolation amongst older residents.

The Muath Trust will be delivering this project as the lead organisation, in partnership with Ashiana Community Project, Narthex Sparkhill and the Springfield project and will be delivered over a 2-year period.

For a full brief, potential applicants should go to The Muath Trust website where there is a downloadable Expression of Interest Form and more detailed information on the project’s aims. Applications are invited for ‘Activity 5 – Hub Group Development and Supporting Small Organisations’ or ‘Activity 6 – Creating activity in open and green spaces in Sparkbrook’.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Friday 1st March 2019 and successful applicants will be invited to give a 20 minute presentation.

Contact details for all queries:

Mumtaz Shah
Connect Sparkbrook Ageing Better Coordinator
Tel: 0121 753 0297