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Funding File May 2018


May 2018


Peter Kershaw Trust

Local youth groups and organisations can apply to the Peter Kershaw Trust for a wide variety of purposes that fall under the heading of “social welfare.” This includes youth work. Applications are welcomed for ‘pump-priming’ purposes. Applications should be submitted by the end of September for consideration at the November meeting.

Groups can also apply to the Peter Kershaw Memorial Bursary which is an annual award intended to fund the costs of a youth leader. Organisations in Greater Manchester with charitable status are invited to apply and the bursary will be awarded on the basis of £25,000 in year 1, £15,000 for year two and £10,000 for year 3. Applications will be considered by the trustees in November and the first payment made the following April.

More details can be found by clicking here.

City West Community Fund

Groups in Salford can submit applications up to the value of £500, to the City West Community Fund.

Projects should encourage community spirit, learning and education, community safety, healthy living, financial inclusion and improvement of the environment.

For more information, click here.

Hilden Charitable Fund – Summer Playscheme grants

The Hilden Charitable Fund has allocated a small amount to help community groups run summer playschemes in disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to projects which show tha they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show BME involvement. Trustees look fund projects which

  • Are for children aged 5 to 18 years
  • Locally based
  • Last 2 to 6 weeks
  • Have strong volunteer support

Groups must have an income of less than £150,000.

For more details, please click here.

Garfield Weston Anniversary Fund

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Garfield Weston Fund, the trustees have launched an additional grants scheme that is open until 30th June – The Weston Anniversary Fund.

It is a capital grants scheme and applications are a simple one-step process.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible, you can visit the website, by clicking here.

Manchester City Council Neighbourhood Investment Funds

Manchester City Council are seeking to help local wards by making funds available to local communities. £20,000 is available to every ward in Manchester to help local groups carry out events and activities that benefit those in the local neighbourhood.

The funds can be used for a variety of things including

  • Supporting residents back into employment or training
  • Establishing new groups
  • Helping established groups deliver their projects and activities
  • Clean ups or recycling

For more information, visit the website by clicking here.

Young Manchester Outdoor Learning Activity Grants

Clubs based in the City of Manchester can apply to Young Manchester for funding to help their young people access outdoor activities and learning. This would include trips to Ormside Mill Residential Centre.

The scheme seeks to support the City’s vision for outdoor learning a key part of which is helping more young people from deprived communities to be able to have great outdoor activity experiences.

For more information and to find guidelines and application forms, visit Young Manchester’s website by clicking here.

Awards for All

Local voluntary and community organisations can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that fulfil the following three aims:

  • Bringing people together and building strong relationships
  • Improving spaces and places that matter to people
  • Helping people to fulfil their potential by addressing issues as early as possible

Grants can fund a variety of things including equipment, events, small capital projects, staff costs, training, transport and volunteer expenses.

To find out more and how to apply, please click here.

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