We are delighted to announce that the latest round of the NOMA Fund in partnership with Forever Manchester is now open for applications from community groups in Greater Manchester.

The NOMA Fund offers awards of up to £1,000 to grassroots community groups working with young people aged between 11 and 25 years old.

Fund criteria

The NOMA Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community groups working with children and young people within the boundary of the M60 motorway.

Who can apply?

The NOMA Fund aims to encourage and support grassroot community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like.

Applicants should be working with young people between 11 and 25 years old and have an annual income of less than £100,000.

Activity needs to be taking place and supporting those who live within the boundary of the M60 motorway. Please click here for the map of the qualifying area.

How much can you apply for?

The maximum award request that will be considered is £1,000.  

What can you apply for?

Local groups understand how they can best work in their communities, 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 what positive things your activity will provide for young people in your community.

All activity must be covid-19 safe and undertaken in line with current government guidance at the time it takes place.

Is there anything you can’t apply for?

Unfortunately, there are a few things that can’t be funded, such as activities that have already taken place or been paid for, contributions to major appeals, activities promoting political or religious beliefs and activity which should be provided by statutory services.

If you’re not sure if we could consider your application for funding, please contact a member of the Forever Manchester Communities Team, email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.

Supporting Documents

For help and guidance on your groups supporting documents and to see what we require to be submitted alongside your application, please refer to our guidance which you can find here: For Supporting Information 

Deadline for Applications

We will close for applications at midday on Friday 16th April 2021. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.