Funding Update

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December 2020 Funding Bulletin is now available from Wigan Borough Community Partnership

Spaces in Greater Manchester feel there is an under-representation of marginalised women and young people in our Greater Manchester networks. With this in mind, they want to promote the fund within these communities first and will go primarily to BAME communities, but not exclusively.  The application deadline is Sunday, 13th December 2020, and they will inform applicants of their decisions by Monday, 11th January 2021.  This is aimed at charities, community groups, educational institutions, individuals, networks, partnerships or relevant statutory organisations which are led by marginalised women and/or young people.  Please see link below.

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Crowdfunding Opportunity – Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.  If your sports club has had to cease operations due to the ongoing pandemic and in doing so is experiencing short term financial difficulty, follow the link below to start setting up a crowdfunding campaign and apply for up to £10,000 match funding today. Link:

Here’s the link to Wigan Council’s new internal Crowdfunding Webpage giving details about how Crowdfunding works:  please signpost anyone who is interested in Crowdfunding here, it contains all the information they need as well as training and guides.

There is also an option for people to register their interest to attending a workshop or find out more information.

In terms of changes here are the main ones to be aware of:

  • Wigan Council will pledge up to 25% of the project target to a maximum of £1,000.
  • Offline Crowdfunding can be uploaded to your Crowdfunding page however proof can be requested of this.
  • Targets over £1,000 will require a minimum of 20 different supporters to receive match funding.
  • Projects must align with at least one of the council’s #BeKind campaign priorities:

Here is the link to set up on Crowdfunder UK with all the eligibility and priorities