Atherton Fund 2022

Atherton Town Hall and Library

Are you a community group, voluntary organisation, or not for profit community business working within the Atherton area, who could benefit from an injection of funding to deliver on a local priority or issue?

The Council has made a commitment to invest further in the Atherton area, and the capital receipt from the sale of the old Atherton Library has been ring-fenced to provide a local investment fund.

This dedicated fund will aim to improve the lives of residents, addressing local priorities and improving the spaces that matter most.

We want to invest locally in the things that mean the most to you, whether that is revenue funding to run activities and support to keep local people fit and well, providing activities to tackle loneliness or isolation, support young people to thrive and much more, or investing in local spaces or assets to improve how they look, make them feel safer or extend what they can be used for.

Whatever your idea, we want to inspire and motivate residents to be healthy, engaged and active; and enable people to start active, stay active and be stronger for longer.

What is it?

The funding will launch on Monday 7th March, with a closing date of Sunday 12th June.

A decision-making panel will be held at the end of the 3 month application window, where the projects with the greatest impact, reach, and innovation, will be selected for investment from the fund.

The fund will accept applications from organisations based in Wigan Borough but the funding must benefit residents of Atherton.

How much can l apply for?

Large or small, your idea or project could make a real difference.

As a guide, proposals up to £100,000 will be accepted and the project must be delivered within 12 months.

Need help?

We are holding a number of workshop sessions;

  • Friday 18th March – Funding Friday session, Atherton Library 1-3.30pm
  • Wednesday 30th March – Atherton funding workshop session, Dorset Road Community Centre, 1pm – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday 13th April – Atherton funding workshop session, Atherton Town Hall, 10am – 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 25th May – Atherton funding workshop session, Dorset Road Community Centre, 1pm – 3:30pm

If you would like more support, have an idea that needs some development, or have any questions, please contact the Deal for Communities Team: [email protected]

For further details about this funding and how to apply please click here Atherton Fund 2022 (