Coronavirus and supporting people aged 50+ in Middlesbrough.

Age Friendly Middlesbrough

Our ambition is to make Middlesbrough an Age Friendly Community, where older people live happy and healthy lives. 

We are gathering evidence of the age friendly work that is already happening so that we can apply to the World Health Organisation to join the international network of Age Friendly places.    

Leading our vision to become Age Friendly is a partnership of people from Ageing Better Middlesbrough, Ageing Better Middlesbrough Action Group (ABMAG) – an action group of older people, Public Health and the National Lottery Community Fund.  

You can find out more about Age Friendly Communities Network here


Age Friendly Middlesbrough Fund –Applications for 2020 are now open! 

We launched our Age Friendly Middlesbrough Fund to support community groups and individuals help older people live happy and healthy lives through awards of up to £1000.

We want to support community groups and individuals to make Middlesbrough more age friendly, and also to get back up and running after Covid-19 and the recent lockdown. The activity must be targeted at people who live in Middlesbrough and must benefit people aged 50 and over. We also welcome applications from intergenerational projects and groups.

The fund will be open from Tuesday 1st September and will close on Friday 30th October. 

To apply please download the Age Friendly Fund Application Form

Applicants are encouraged to consider the Funding Criteria before submitting an application. Please refer to the Age Friendly Fund Information Sheet for more details about the fund.

If you require assistance or would like to discuss your application, please contact our Community Development team on 01642 061019 or email

Completed applications can be emailed to or posted to: Simone McNeill, Ageing Better Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, 90-92 Lothian Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 2QX


Get in touch

We want to learn more about what makes Middlesbrough a great place to grow older and what else could be done.

To share what you know and to find out more about our work get in touch with our Age Friendly Middlesbrough Officer Anya Deputat on 01642 257037 or email:

Contact us for more information

If you would like further information please contact the key people using the contact details below.

Michelle Dawson

Programme Manager

Email Michelle 01642257020

Anya Deputat

Age Friendly Middlesbrough Officer

Email Anya 01642257037