Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Social Eating scaled programme launch – invitation to bid

Ambition for Ageing is seeking to create partnerships to develop and compare a range of sustainable social eating schemes within a diverse range of communities in Greater Manchester.

Social eating has a number of benefits for the emotional wellbeing of older people. It instils feelings of community, identity and self-worth, provides a sense of structure and routine and establishes a regular event to look forward to.

This new programme seeks to increase the number of opportunities for older people to eat together in Greater Manchester, thereby creating a range of social occasions where people feel they belong, can bond with existing friends and make new connections.

The work will be delivered across at least four of the following areas: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside and Wigan.

Contract length and value
The contract period will run from July 2018 until March 2020.
The contract value is £250,000.

To find out more
If you are interested in finding out more about bidding for this work, please register on our bidding portal here

Upcoming bidder event
Full details of the guidance event for potential bidders can be found on the Application Questions and Assessment Criteria document on the portal as well as on the Events section of this website.

The event will take place at GMCVO St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ – Monday 9th April 13.30pm – 15.30pm. To book your place please click here

Final deadline for bid submissions
12 noon, Wednesday 9 May 2018.