Forever Manchester Community Support Fund

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A GM Community Support Fund has been set up by Forever Manchester https://forevermanchester.com/

The Community Support Fund will accept applications from community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. Forever Manchester wants to fund organisations who are supporting their communities however they can.

Who Can Apply?

To apply you need to be a constituted community group with your own bank account and relevant safeguarding policies in place. We expect you to be based in the area where you are offering help.

Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £200,000.

How much can you apply for?

You can apply for up to £5,000.

What can you apply for?

Local groups understand how they can best help their communities at this time, so we don’t want to limit the type of request you can make, you just need to let us know what you want to do and how it supports your community.

How long will a decision take?

We aim to assess your application and give you a decision within two weeks but please note we can only do this if you provide us with the supporting documents requested.

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At present there is no deadline for applications, however if we receive a high volume of requests for support, we may have to close the fund at short notice.

Forever Manchester is working with UK Community Foundations to distribute £650,000 of funding raised by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal.

The money received will be distributed to community organisations responding to the needs of their community across Greater Manchester via their Community Support Fund.

Forever Manchester Community Support Fund Criteria
Criteria
• The Community Support Fund will accept applications from community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. The aim is to fund
organisations who are supporting their communities however they can.
Who Can Apply?
• To apply you need to be a constituted community group with your own bank account and relevant safeguarding policies in place. You are expected to be based in
the area where you are offering help.
Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £50,000.
How much can you apply for?
• You can apply for up to £1,000 but as a lot of applications are expected they may not be able to fund them all, it is asked that you only apply for what you know
you need.
What can you apply for?
• Local groups understand how they can best help their communities at this time, so we don’t want to limit the type of request you can make, you just need to say
what you want to do and how it supports your community.
How long will a decision take?
• The aim is to assess your application and give you a decision within two weeks but please note this can only be done if you provide the supporting documents
requested.


At present there is no deadline for applications, however if there is a high volume of requests for support, the fund may have to close at short notice.


If you have any questions or have trouble filling this in, please contact Forever Manchester at [email protected] or phone 0161 214 0940.


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