Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 12929)           
UK only International

Healthy Ageing Challenge fund to distribute £12m to SMEs

By Tom Walker    05 Aug 2019
£12m worth of grants will be distributed to SMEs and social enterprises which develop measures aiding healthy ageing

A new initiative looks to deliver innovation in the healthy ageing market as part of the government's Industrial Strategy.

In total, £12m worth of grants will be distributed to micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises which develop measures aiding healthy ageing – including those involving physical activity.

The Healthy Ageing Investment Accelerator is being driven by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is now looking for equity investors to partner with it in the process.

The accelerator has been designed to stimulate private investment in business-led research and development, to grow and bring to market healthy ageing products and services that have the potential to be adopted on a wide scale.

Launching on 19 August, the first phase of the process will enable investors committing to an investment between £1m and £6m – which will then be matched by UKRI.

Working with the investment partners, UKRI will then identify innovative SMEs working in healthy ageing technology that are suitable for investment.

All funded projects will need to show how they tackle at least one of seven focus areas – which include sustaining opportunities for physical activity and creating healthy, active places for the ageing population.

In a statement, UKRI said: "We expect funded SME projects will have total eligible project costs of between £100,000 and £1.5m.

"The healthy ageing challenge will support UK government’s mission to ensure people can enjoy at least five extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, while narrowing the gap between the experiences of the richest and poorest."

Healthy Ageing Challenge  UK Research and Innovation 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Related features
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Yateley, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ashfield, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Fareham, United Kingdom

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £8.21 per hour
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,305 per annum
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £19,775 per annum
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
recruiting with sports management

Skills Developer

GLL
Salary: Up To £29,574 per annum
Location: South West England, UK

Duty Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Reading, UK

Duty Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Reading, UK

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £19,775 per annum
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £19,775 per annum
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Bath, Somerset, Bath, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,305 per annum
Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire
recruiting with sports management

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,696 per annum
Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK

Casual Activity Staff

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £6.97-£8.21
Location: Bristol, UK

Party Host

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £6.97up to £8.21 per hour
Location: Bristol, UK

Aquatics Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cardiff, UK

Active Lifestyle Apprentice

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: Competitive
Location: South Gloucestershire, UK

Duty Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Thatcham, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Ealing, London, UK
training with sports management

Fitness Instructor

Vibrant Partnerships
Salary: £20,700-£23,000
Location: Edmonton, London, UK

Sports Manager – Temporary

Wales National Pool Swansea Ltd
Salary: £24,799 pro rata per annum (SCP 26)
Location: Swansea, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,305 per annum
Location: Bath, Somerset, Bath, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £8.21 per hour
Location: Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Assistant Manager

GLL
Salary: Up to £34,966 per annum (based on 40 hours p/w)
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Assistant General Manager

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Wandsworth, London, UK

Business and Partnerships Manager

Bournemouth University
Salary: £29,515 - £34,189 (per rota) per annum
Location: Bournemouth, UK
lifeguard jobs  swimming teacher jobs  recreation assistant jobs  apprenticeships jobs  personal trainer jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  duty manager jobs  assistant manager jobs  general manager jobs  assistant general manager jobs  Catering Assistant jobs  Customer Services Advisor jobs 
More jobs
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Read more >
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?

Video Gallery

TVS Sports Surfaces
Established in 2009 as a specialist supplier of noise and vibration solutions, The TVS Group has successfully evolved into four key strategic divisions; TVS Sports Surfaces, TVS Gym Flooring, TVS Play Surfaces and TVS Acoustics.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in association with world class athletes and scientists.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

 Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Diary dates

05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
23-26 Sep 2019
JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Miami, United States
15 Oct 2019
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
More diary dates