LinkAge has been awarded three year funding to deliver the Strategy, Organising and Coordination contract for Bristol Ageing Better.

The project offers a city wide approach to encourage new activity where there is a lack of community provision for people over 50, and connect and support organisations or groups who work in an asset based way, to actively involve and include older people in local decision making about their local communities.

Three Community Development Coordinators have been employed to focus this work in the North, South and Central/East of Bristol.

Networking services and groups

Linking with voluntary organisations across Bristol to create local network meetings that support those working in community development.

Funding and in kind support

Identify and share funding and in- kind support opportunities from local organisations, businesses and funding bodies, with the groups the Coordinators are working with.

Encourage new activities

Mapping and identifying gaps where more concentrated community development work would benefit the local population aged 50+.

Support and champion asset based approaches

Support and encourage organisations to work in a way that builds on community strengths and encourages communities to come up with their own ideas.

Community Development Resources

Community Development News


For those of you that haven't booked yet!

Games on the Train is taking place on Wednesday 17th July.
The times of the trains have changed to check out the poster. if you still want to come along then give Lisa a call on 07807959768 to book your ticket.

Do it today, the tickets go fast. If you don't get a free space it only cost 3.00 for a return journey and you can still have fun!

See you there!
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Emma Gwynne, Community Development Coordinator, South Bristol

Hi! My name is Emma and I have recently started with LinkAge as Community Development Coordinator for South Bristol, covering Magda’s maternity leave.

Tracy and Lisa at the conference

Tracy Edwards-Brown, Community Development Co-ordinator for North Bristol, and Lisa Dicker, resident volunteer in Sea Mills, spent Friday 14th June presenting Games on the Train to a room of 200 people at the GWR Community Rail Partnership conference.

Project contacts

Tracy Edwards-Brown

Community Development Coordinator (North Bristol) 07738 104 013

Wendy Harris

Community Development Coordinator (Central/East Bristol) 07738 104 097

Emma Gwynne, Community Development Coordinator, South Bristol

Emma Gwynne

Community Development Coordinator (South Bristol) 07738 104 101